President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira on Thursday, a statement from Zimbabwe’s presidency said, after she was detained over the disappearance of millions of dollars during her time as welfare minister.
Prisca Mupfumira is facing seven corruption charges linked to $94 million missing from the country’s pension fund.
Mupfumira was sacked as social welfare minister by ex-president Robert Mugabe weeks before a military-led coup that toppled the long-time ruler in November 2017.
After the putsch she was re-appointed with a new portfolio .
Mnangagwa has identified endemic corruption as a major contributor to the country’s economic woes and vowed to root it out.