Net Closes In On Nguwaya, As ZACC Demands Answers
8 June 2020
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By Own Correspondent| Drax International frontman Delish Nguwaya is on the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) radar over his alleged inflation of COVID-19 medical supply prices.

The case which dominated social media last week, has left the anti-graft body with questions which they want answers from Nguwaya.

The Harare businessman who is being accused of abusing names of First Family members in a bid to evade justice, has had a brush with the law in the past five years having been arrested for extortion and drug dealing in 2017.

A ZACC official who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the net was closing in on Nguwaya.

“As ZACC, we have taken keen interest in the Drax saga including the local partner, Delish Nguwaya, hence our team is on the ground to unravel circumstances regarding the inflated prices of COVID-19 medical supplies,” said the ZACC source.

Nguwaya was arrested in 2017 on allegations of extortion and possession of cocaine

A detailed Zimbabwe Republic Police memorandum revealed Nguwaya’s shenanigans.

“On the 3 March 2017, Detectives from CID Drugs, Harare received information from Bruce Blake, a consultant at Linscort Investment Private Limited, to the effect that he was being extorted money by one Delish Nguwaya who claimed to be a CIO special agent,” reads the memo.

This was one of Nguwaya’s dealings which later led to his arrest.

“On the 3rd of March 207, complainant Bruce Blake received a phone call from his South African business associate Justin Davenport who stated that he had been contacted by the accused person Delish Nguwaya who misrepresented to him that he was a CIO operative,” reads the memo.

Delish Nguwaya was later arrested after a trap was instituted by law enforcement agents.

“On the 8th day of March 2017, a team of detectives from CID Drugs and Narcotics, Harare, carried out a trap on the accused person at premise number 3 Liemba Close, Borrowdale, Harare. The accused person arrived at the premise unsuspecting of the trap and received narked cash being trap money totalling US$2000 from the complainant Bruce Blake,” reads the memo

Besides Nguwaya’s past which is littered with controversy, he is currently in the headlines after his company Drax International torched a storm as the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development officials raised a red flag over inflated invoices which sought payment for the supply of medicals.

Nguwaya this week also saw his WhatsApp chat with a local journalist leaking in which he admitted to using names of President Mnangagwa’s children to shield himself from scrutiny.

In a bid to salvage his blocked tender, Nguwaya dragged the name of President Mnangagwa’s son, Collins claiming he was working with him.

Collins immediately hit back publicly telling the nation that he was not part of Nguwaya and Drax International in any way.

In the chat, he also also pleads for positive coverage from the media.