HIGHER and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo rushed to the Constitutional Court challenging the lawfulness of his arrest when a magistrate could have dealt with the matter without difficulties, Chief Justice Luke Malaba has ruled.
Justice Malaba, sitting with eight other judges, passed the comments in the case in which Minister Moyo is challenging his arrest on allegations of swindling the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) of close to $500 000.
The full bench of the Constitutional Court yesterday reserved judgment in the matter after hearing arguments from the parties involved.
Minister Moyo, who was represented by Advocate Lewis Uriri and Mr Terrence Hussein, is seeking an order pronouncing that the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission has no arresting powers.
He is also seeking to have his arrest declared unlawful.