Zimbabwe’s health minister Obadiah Moyo has been fired by president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda made the announcement that Obadiah Moyo has been fired as Health Minister in a press statement.
Obadiah Moyo, who was once arrested, has a case to answer over corruption allegations levied against him by the state.
The under fire former Minister is accused of selecting Covid-19 equipment suppliers without following proper procedures and also using his position to influence national pharmaceutical company NatPham to award tenders to his associates.
Part of the letter from Presidency read:
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE PRESIDENT AND CABINET: DR M J M SIBANDA ON THE REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OF CABINET MINISTER, OBEDIAH MOYO
Please be advised that His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde E D Mnangagwa, has in terms of section 340. subsection (1), paragraph (f), as read with section 104, subsection (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe has removed Dr Obediah Moyo from the office of Cabinet Minister with immediate effect for conduct inappropriate for a Government Minister
Dr Misheck J M Sibanda CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE PRESIDENT AND CABINET 07 July 2020