ZACC Investigates Sudden Dismissal of Council Managers

By Correspondent The sudden dismissal of four Harare City Council senior managers has drawn the interest of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) which suspects their involvement in current corruption investigations. The four senior managers have been dismissed just days after President Mnangagwa ordered a forensic audit on council alleging rife corruption. The allegation has however…

Mafume Granted $40 000 Bail. 

By James Martin High Court Judge Justice  Benjamin Chikowero has granted Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume $40 000 bail ending one month incaceration for the Ward 17 Councillor.  As part of his bail conditions Mafume was ordered not to interfere with witnesses, to reside at his given address and to report once per week to the…

Lifestyle Audits at Harare Council

Own Correspondent Government has promised to carry out lifestyle audits on Council officials as it moves to curb the increased corruption at Town House. Newly appointed Provincial Development Coordinator Mr Tafadzwa Muguti said the illegal selling of stands in Harare has necessitated this move. “It is sad that council officials have been facilitating the illegal sale…

Council Worker Swindles US$1000

By Correspondent A City of Harare employee swindled US$1000 from a desperate home-seeker after promising him a stand in Strathaven or Marlborough. The unnamed worker has since been arrested by the police and his case is pending at the courts. According to Council minutes the Marketing Officer misrepresented himself “to an unsuspecting members of the…

Chegutu Council CEO Fired for Fraud

By Correspondent 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…

Where Has Chamisa’s Integrity Panel Gone?

By Correspondent A five member integrity panel set up by MDC leader Nelson Chamisa last year to probe corrupt activities involving party deployees in local authorities has seemingly gone into hibernation raising fears that it was all political stuntmanship. The move is each day looking and sounding more like President Mnangagwa’s constant anti-corruption taskforces, commissions…