Officials from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) ,last week visited Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison to investigate claims that former Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister ,Prisca Mupfumira is getting preferential treatment.
Jessy Majome ,Frank Muchengwa and Kuziva Murapa had requested to visit the prison cells ,according to Mupfumira’s lawyer ,Charles Chinyama who agreed upon their visit said;
” I confirm their presence at Chikurubi female prison of the commissioners known to me from ZACC.They indicated that their intention was to investigate whether my client was given preferential treatment ahead of other female prisoners ,but after talking to them ,they drove off.”
Majome claims that they were blocked from visiting the cells and were advised to write a letter in advance requesting access to the institution .She mentions that the reason for their visit was due to the concern about reports from the media of preferential treatment and their obligation was to investigate.
Mupfumira has been denied bail twice. Mupfumira was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti -Corruption Commision and is facing corruption charges involving US$95 million.