Court hears of intense ZINARA boardroom fights as finance director’s trial starts

Court hears of intense ZINARA boardroom fights as finance director’s trial starts 1

HARARE – Boardroom fights at the government roads agency are so intense executives avoid talking to each other, a court heard on Wednesday. This emerged as the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) finance director Mudzingwa Simon Taranhike pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal abuse of office over allegations he pressured another executive to release 1,800 litres of petrol coupons to a journalist. Taranhike told Harare magistrate Hosea Mujaya at the start of his trial that the charges were fabricated by colleagues who are angling for the vacant chief executive…

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Zinara finance director arrested

Zinara finance director arrested 3

Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) finance director Simon Taranhike has been arrested on allegations of criminal abuse of office and attempts to conceal corruption. Sources close to the investigations said Taranhike released 1 800 litres of fuel to some members of the local media and abused the parastatal’s petty cash. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest and said the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) was handling the matter. “We can confirm that Simon Taranhike was arrested yesterday (Monday), but he is currently with ZACC officers for further…

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