Nguwaya Arrest Much Ado About Nothing: Magaisa
14 June 2020
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By Jane Mlambo| United Kingdom based constitutional law expert, Dr Alex Magaisa has dismissed the arrest of controversial businessman Delish Nguwaya as a facade which is likely to leave government with an egg on the face.

In a Twitter thread, Magaisa said police documents on the Nguwaya criminal case suggests that if sued, government will be found in breach of contract.

Below is the full thread….

I’ve read the police documents in the Nguwaya criminal investigation concerning #DraxGate #CovidGate It’s a classic example of a case that is deliberately designed to fail. The defence lawyers will have a field day. The scandal is they are presenting this facade as action.

If anything, facts suggest that if sued by Drax, the government, through NatPharm, will be held liable for breach of contract. The government freely entered into 2 contracts with Drax. The real scandal is how & why Drax got the contracts if the government did due diligence

It is senior government officials, especially the Minister of Health, who have serious questions to answer because they hold public office & are custodians of public funds. How did they allow US$60 million public contracts to be awarded to a company represented by a criminal?

The charges are spurious. Easy to tell. Lawyers will simply argue that the facts do not disclose an offence. That the case is weak case is deliberate. The regime wants to give a false impression that it’s fighting corruption when in fact it’s actually protecting the corrupt.

In short the case against Nguwaya as presented by the State is much ado about nothing. The state will be sued for breach of contract & it will probably lose. The chief targets of investigation & prosecution are the public officers and their political principals who allowed it.