Nyore Madzianike-Senior Court Reporter
SUSPENDED police Commissioner Erasmus Makodza yesterday told the court that Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga was surprised by his arrest over a farming investment partnership agreement between police and a businesswoman during the time he was commanding Mashonaland East province.
Makodza said Comm-General Matanga told him that he was impressed by the investment projects that he initiated at a police farm.
He said Comm-Gen Matanga’s remarks proved why there were no complaints from the police over the partnership entered between, Maonei Chapfudza, his ex-lover, and the police.
Makodza said Comm-General Matanga’s sentiments were in concordance with Deputy Commissioner-General Lorraine Chipato’s refutation of being a complainant in the matter when she testified as a State witness.
“I disclosed my relationship with Maonei Chapfudza to my deputies and provincial police intelligence. Recently, I met Commissioner-General Matanga who said he was shocked by my arrest.
“He said he was happy with the projects in Mash East and that is why there is no complaint from the police.
Comm Makodza criticised investigating officer in the matter, Eric Chacha, who he said was compromised and had personal interests in the case.
The matter continues on December 3 with Comm Makodza testifying.