Chegutu Rural District Council CEO Mr Dan Zvobgo has been fired from his position following the conclusion of Council investigations into cases of fraud, embezzlement of funds and gross negligence.
According to a sheet of charges seen by the publication Mr Zvobgo was charged and found guilty of giving Direct Aid, an Islamic NGO, a lease permit to build Jinkstown Primary School in Norton, without following proper procedures.
“He was also charged with prejudicing Council by drafting and issuing a developmental permit for Sunny Yi Feng Norton Tile Company without Council mandate.
“In the process the Council was underpaid as only RTGS$17 000 was paid instead of 0.5% of their project value”.
Sunny Yi Feng is projected to have a value of US$30 million.
This meant the Council was prejudiced of US$150 000.
Another charge faced by Mr Zvobgo pertained to an illegal barter trade deal which he agreed with Croco Motors whereby he offered the car seller land unprocedurally.
In February Mr Zvobgo was suspended after revelations that he was involved the illegal selling of Niklot Farm to Oakfin (Pvt) Limited after which he failed to transfer the farm leading to a High Court application by the company.
Oakfin won the case and CRDC was ordered to pay back US$100 000 within 7 days failure of which led to the attachment of Council property which included cars and boardroom furniture.
The Sheriff of High Court went on to collect an Isuzu KB250, 24 boardroom chairs, Kippor generator, Xerox photocopier, six computers, water dispenser, three metal cabinets and two leather chairs.
Mr Zvobgo did not attend the hearing conducted by the CRDC last week despite acknowledging receipt of the invitation letter.