Zinara fires top officials including suspended CEO Nancy Masiyiwa-Chamisa

Zinara fires top officials including suspended CEO Nancy Masiyiwa-Chamisa 1

By Tendai Mugabe The scandal ridden Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) has fired its suspended chief executive officer Engineer Nancy Masiyiwa-Chamisa and finance director Mr Simon Taranhike for gross incompetence and abuse of office. Nancy Masiyiwa Chamisa The two have pending court cases on corruption charges. More than 20 other employees were arrested on corruption charges and the cases are at various stages of trial Zinara board chairman Engineer Michael Madanha, who is leading the anti-corruption crusade at the parastatal, confirmed the firing of the two senior executives and also revealed…

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Zinara fires top officials including CEO Nancy Masiyiwa-Chamisa

Zinara fires top officials including CEO Nancy Masiyiwa-Chamisa 2

By Tendai Mugabe The scandal ridden Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) has fired its suspended chief executive officer Engineer Nancy Masiyiwa-Chamisa and finance director Mr Simon Taranhike for gross incompetence and abuse of office. Nancy Masiyiwa Chamisa The two have pending court cases on corruption charges. More than 20 other employees were arrested on corruption charges and the cases are at various stages of trial Zinara board chairman Engineer Michael Madanha, who is leading the anti-corruption crusade at the parastatal, confirmed the firing of the two senior executives and also revealed…

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Zinara looters put on notice

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By Brian Chitemba A team of experts assembled by Government from both the private and public sector to pore over the recent Zinara forensic audit has recommended the recovery of funds that were allegedly bilked from the parastatal and a lifestyle audit for its staff. Zinara former chief executive, Mr Frank Chitukutuku unilaterally increased his salary from July to December 2013 A forensic audit by Grant Thornton in 2017 exposed deep-seated rot and corporate malfeasance at Zinara, which prompted the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development to commission a team…

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Ex-Vice President Mphoko appears in Harare court, seeks Bulawayo trial

Ex-Vice President Mphoko appears in Harare court, seeks Bulawayo trial 4

HARARE – Former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko on Wednesday appeared before a Harare court after his criminal abuse of office case was transferred from Bulawayo. Mphoko appeared before Harare Senior Regional Magistrate, Hosea Mujaya, but complained that it will not be fair for his case to be heard in the capital city when he resides in Bulawayo. “We have the issues of territorial jurisdiction to have this matter tried in Bulawayo and not here in Harare,” said his lawyer Zibusiso Ncube. He added: “But most importantly, we don’t have the…

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Full text: Ex-Vice President Mphoko issues statement on attempted arrest by ZACC

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BULAWAYO – The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on Saturday accused former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko of resisting arrest after he allegedly chased away its officers a day earlier. ZACC says it wants to question Mphoko over allegations he, while he was Vice President, threatened police officers and ordered them to release officials from the roads agency, ZINARA, who had been arrested on corruption allegations. Video released by Mphoko’s daughter, Siduduzo, last Friday showed two ZACC officials being ordered out of Mphoko’s Douglasdale home in Bulawayo after they were challenged to…

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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 8

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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Corruption: ZACC boss vows to tighten screws on parastatals

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By Fani Mapfumo The new Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission chairperson Loice Matanda Moyo has declared war on corruption in the state enterprises saying all who will be found gulty will be prosecuted. Speaking to the media on Thursday Matanda Moyo her commission will investigate all the cases raised in Auditor general Mildred Chiri’s reports. “On the basis of the report of the Auditor-General of Zimbabwe, ZACC has opened active investigations in respect of all ministries, government departments, State Enterprises and Parastatals implicated in the report with a view to bringing to…

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Ex Zinara boss’ objection dismissed

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On Jun 27, 2019 22,133 0 By Zvikomborero Parafini A Harare magistrate yesterday threw out former ZINARA chairperson Albert Mugabe’s objection for the State to admit the letter of correspondence he allegedly wrote to CBZ securitising a mortgage loan by the parastatal’s CEO. Albert Mugabe Regional magistrate Lazini Ncube ruled that the letter be admitted as evidence as it was referred to by the State’s first witness Methlene Mujokoro and not because it was authored by Mugabe. “In the witness’s testimony she said she was made aware of the letter…

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Zinara finance director arrested

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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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ZINARA boss nailed

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By Zvikomborero Parafini The trial of former ZINARA chairperson Albert Mugabe started last week with the first witness nailing him. Albert Mugabe The witness said Mugabe wrote to CBZ assuring them that the board had agreed to set off the CEO’s mortgage. Mugabe is facing criminal abuse charges in which it is alleged that he wrote a letter to CBZ bank misrepresenting that the ZINARA board had agreed to set off a $300 000 mortgage for its CEO, Nancy Masiyiwa. Related Articles The State led by Nyikadzino Machingura opened its…

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