President Emmerson Mnangagwa has finally dismissed Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Obadiah Moyo for inappropriate abuse of office.
This was revealed in a press release from the government which states that Moyo has been fired.
Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda wrote, “Please be advised that His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde E. D. Mnangagwa, has in terms of Section 340, subsection (i), paragraph (f), as read with Section 104, subsection (i) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe has removed Dr Obadiah Moyo, from the office of Cabinet Minister and Minister of Government with immediate effect for conduct inappropriate for a Government minister.”
Last month Moyo appeared in court facing three counts of alleged criminal abuse of office after being arrested by ZACC over his alleged involvement in NatPharm’s unprocedural contract with Drax International LLC to supply medicines and surgical sundries.
The allegations charged against him were that he verbally instructed his subordinates to award a tender to a company called Drax International for the supply medicines despite the fact the company had failed the due diligence test.
Moyo appeared in court and was granted ZW$50 000 bail with conditions that he surrender his passport , not to interfere with the witness and to reside at his given address.
He will appear in court for trial on 31 July .