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Mike Chimombe and Moses Mpofu arrested for stealing money meant for presidential goats

ZANU PF-linked businessmen Mike Chimombe and Moses Mpofu have been arrested for stealing money meant for the Presidential Goat Scheme.

Mike Chimomebe and Moses Mpofu arrested and appear in court

The pair, who secured a contract from the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development under Blackdeck Farming and Poultry, failed to deliver the goats despite receiving millions from the Treasury.

Chimombe and Mpofu appeared in the Harare Magistrates Court this morning. They face accusations of fraud.

Unlike the 78 CCC members who were dragged to court on buses and looking disheveled, Chimombe and Mpofu looked elegant, dressed in expensive suits and oozing arrogance. Mpofu even danced into the court building with his hands in his pockets, accompanied by his team of lawyers.

Look the following video.

The crime

Mike Chimombe Mpofu arrested
Mike Chimombe and Moses Mpofu arrested (Image: @mike.chimombe/Instagram)

In 2021, the Government entered into a contract with an unregistered company called Blackdeck Livestock and Poultry Farming, represented by Moses Mpofu. The contract was valued at US$87,757,168 for the supply and delivery of 632,000 goats over five years. The goats were destined for disadvantaged communities in Zimbabwe.

ZACC revealed that the Government paid Blackdeck ZWL 1.6 billion for the supply of goats. However, Chimombe and Mpofu allegedly failed to deliver the goats as agreed. Instead, they converted the funds for their own use by purchasing luxury homes and vehicles.

In a statement yesterday, the company said it did not receive $40 million as it claims. Furthermore, he revealed that Mike Chimombe is neither a shareholder nor a director.

READ ALSO: Blackdeck denies receiving $40 million for goats and says Mike Chimombe is not a shareholder

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