UPDATED: Zanu PF legislator Wadyajena, Cottco bosses arrested over US$5m fraud, money laundering

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By Staff Reporter

GOKWE-Nembudziya legislator Mayor Wadyajena who was Tuesday arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is expected in court Wednesday.

Wadyajena was arrested alongside Cotton Company (COTTCO) officials Pius Manamike, Maxmore Njanji, Fortunate Molai anf Chied a Danha a director in Pierpont Moncroix on allegations of money laundering.

Their arrest was confirmed by ZACC Tuesday evening after had broken the news.

“ZACC has arrested Gokwe-Nembudziya legislator Justice Mayor Wadyajena, COTTCO officials Pius Manamike, Maxmore Njanji and Fortunate Molai, and Pierpont Moncroix director Chiedza Danha on fraud and money laundering charges involving USD$5million,” said ZACC.


A warehouse in Gokwe, believed to be owned by Wadyajena was raided by police officers last month where they found truckloads of Presidential inputs meant for constituents stacked.

The matter was handed over to ZACC by the police according to spokesperson assistant commissioner Paul Nyathi although anti-graft body mouthpiece John Makamure said he knew nothing about it.