HARARE: Former Energy minister Samuel Undenge yesterday said it was a mockery to arrest him for merely writing a letter for a voluntary work while there are “real criminals” who offered Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga’s wife Marry, a multi-million-dollar travel agency contract without going to tender, have been left scot free.

Undenge, who appeared before magistrate Hosea Mujaya, was put to his defence after his application for discharge was dismissed last week.

The former Energy minister told the court that instead of arresting real criminals who stole $15 billion from Chiadzwa diamond fields, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) is pursuing political enemies of the State.

“The State witness Ray Ndhlukula told court that he wrote a letter awarding a multi-million-dollar contract of public funds to Marry Chiwenga without going to tender. The said company was not even registered, this is clearly corruption your worship and here we are talking of $12 000. It’s a mockery to the public your worship,” Undenge said.

He told Mujaya that he was also a victim of Oscar Pambuka and Psychology Mazivisa fraudulent activities as he was made to write a letter while the two knew that they wanted to use it to defraud Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC).

He also blames Zacc for being used to settle political scores. news day