POLICE have made significant headway in the bribery case against Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Felton Kamambo for allegedly paying councillors to vote for him during the 2018 elections which brought him into office.
National police spokesperson Paul Nyathi told the Daily News that the case was now before the courts.
“The matter is now before the courts and it is now sub judice to make any further comments,” Nyathi told the Daily News.
Allegations against Kamambo are that ahead of the December 2018 polls, he transferred different amounts to the mobile money accounts of the 32 Zifa councillors that make up part of the electoral college.
The election was supposed to go to a run-off since Kamambo had not reached the required two thirds majority vote.
However, Chiyangwa withdrew from the race after it was apparent he had no way of recovering from the lead Kamambo had received in the first ballot.
In February this year, the ZRP Commercial Crimes Unit brought in Kamambo for questioning after a report was made by Chiyangwa.
When Kamambo was brought in for questioning, the association claimed there was a “third force” trying to destabilise the game by making unwarranted bribery allegations.
“Zifa would like to inform the nation that…Kamambo is neither on the run, detained nor is he being sought after by the police.
“Zifa lawyers were this morning at Harare Central Police where they met top police leadership with regards to the bribery allegations,” the association spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela said at the time.
“Zifa would like to allay any fears that football will be in a limbo as a result of these issues and believes that in the fullness of time, all shall be laid bare.“A lot is happening in our football and authorities have been alerted.“We believe that soon those who are conniving with known football criminals shall soon be exposed and convicted accordingly.”