According to prison sources, Manhivi, a war veteran, hurriedly tried to cover up damaging evidence at the weekend by returning the looted fertiliser to the prison storeroom from her house where she had allegedly taken it for safekeeping.
Her house is within Karoi Prison complex.
Some officers alleged that she was now friendly following the exposure of the scam last week by the privately owned, The Zimbabwean newspaper.
Manhivi is alleged to have supplied four tonnes of urea fertiliser to Hurungwe prison, situated about 45 kilometers out of Karoi last year. However, the fertiliser was never used. It is alleged that on October 17 this year, Manhivi hired a Nissan truck registration 438-174B driven by Fanuel Kamanura to collect the fertiliser which she allegedly kept for her own use.
“It has been communicated to her that an audit team is coming soon and she has to account for the fuel and the exchange of fertiliser.”
Manhivi refused to comment saying, “Write what you heard from those sell-outs” before cutting the phone conversation.