Zimbabwean police arrested the head of the state power distributor over a tender involving an Indian company. File Image: IOL

HARARE - Zimbabwean police arrested the head of the state power distributor over a tender involving an Indian company, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said.

The authorities detained Joshua Chifamba, chief executive officer of the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission & Distribution, on Wednesday night and he’ll appear in court on Thursday, Nyathi said by phone from the capital, Harare.

He will face charges that “relate to a $35 million (R513 million) tender involving an Indian company called PME,” Nyathi said. Noida, India-based PME Power Solutions India is a manufacturer of power transformers.