Zimbabwe’s Minister of Higher Education Jonathan Moyo says he feels like being “summoned by lions to their den” after he was arrested yesterday for alleged abuse of office and misappropriating $400,000 (£320,000) of government money.
Mr Moyo was freed on bail and was expected to appear in court today, the state-owned Herald newspaper reports.
He has repeatedly denied the allegations following the investigation launched by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC).
Allegations include some $19,000 being transferred to a firm, Ace Cycles, “for 173 bicycles for Prof Moyo” and a further $27,550 to “SKM Motorcycles for 10 tricycles for Prof Moyo and the balance was withdrawn in cash”, according to the Herald.
In a tweet this morning, Mr Moyo said: