Presidential scholarship bosses arrested
September 18, 2019
ZACC yesterday arrested three Government officials for allegedly abusing the Presidential Scholarship Programme. Deputy Director Scholarships in the Office of the President and Cabinet Oliver Mucherwa and two workers in the same office — Godknows Mupembe and Silent Mubariki — were nabbed for allegedly doctoring an invitation letter from Fort Hare University in South Africa.
ZACC starts cleansing councils of corrupt officials
September 13, 2019
ZACC has set sights on cleansing local authorities of corrupt officials, with Chitungwiza, Harare and Victoria Falls topping the investigations list, an official has said.
ZACC sniffs out rot in nurse recruitment
September 12, 2019
Staff at one of the country’s major hospitals are in the habit of allocating nurse training vacancies to their relatives, but go on to invite members of the public for interviews for the already taken-up posts, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has discovered.
Although he did not name the hospital, ZACC spokesperson Mr John Makamure said the corrupt behaviour was unearthed by a systems audit and compliance review of Government ministries, departments and State entities the anti-graft body carrid out.
He said ZACC was also auditing other entities, including the Presidential and National Scholarship Fund and the National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm).
Zacc recovers $10m from looters
August 29, 2019
ZACC has recovered over $10 million since it assumed office and has vowed to continue pouncing on Government officials who abuse their positions for self-enrichment or interfere with judicial processes. The money was recovered mainly from tax evaders and individuals who had acquired illicit wealth.
ZACC snaps Minister Mupfumira
July 26, 2019
ZACC yesterday hit the ground running, arresting Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira on corruption allegations involving $95 million.
Cabinet okays assets disclosure . . . civil service to be depoliticised
April 03, 2019
In a first for public administration in the country, Cabinet has approved values and principles of a framework that will see public servants declare assets to ensure accountability.
Psychology Maziwisa and ex ZBC presenter Oscar Pambuka reveal their next move after being jailed for fraud
December 08, 2018
Former ZBC presenter Oscar Pambuka and ex-Zanu PF legislator Psychology Maziwisa will challenge that the High Court their conviction and sentence for fleecing power utility the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC).
ED vows to recover ‘looted’ Zinara funds
December 05, 2018
Government will recover all the money looted at the Zimbabwe National Road Administration, President Mnangagwa has said. An audit report by Grant Thornton at the national administrator unearthed massive looting of public funds and financial leakages that were exacerbated by incompetence by senior managers to negotiate contracts beneficial to the parastatal.
New law okays seizure of ill-gotten wealth
November 19, 2018
President Mnangagwa on Friday last week gazetted the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) (Amendment of the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act and Exchange Control Act) Regulations, 2018 which empowers Government to seize assets of people who fail to disclose the source their wealth.
November 07, 2018
Former Information Communication and Technology (ICT) minister Supa Mandiwanzira was arrested yesterday on two charges of criminal abuse of office.
RBZ suspends four top managers indefinitely
October 23, 2018
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor Dr John Mangudya yesterday indefinitely suspended four senior managers on allegations of corruption raised against them by the then chairperson of the Finance and Economic Development Communication Taskforce, Mr Acie Lumumba.
The managers are Messrs Mirirai Chiremba (Director Financial Intelligence), Norman Mataruka (Director Bank Supervision), Gresham Muradzikwa (Head of Security) and Azvinandawa Saburi (Director Financial Markets).
Zesa bigwigs nabbed for $35m graft
October 04, 2018
Zesa Holdings chief executive officer Joshua Chifamba, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) managing director Julian Chinembiri and his finance director Thokozani Dhliwayo were yesterday arrested in connection with over $35 million alleged underhand dealings involving an Indian company, PME.
NatPharm MD up for criminal abuse of office
October 02, 2018
The acting managing director at National Pharmaceuticals (NatPharm) appeared in court yesterday facing charges of abuse of office. The State alleges Newman Batanai Madzikwa, 40, allegedly hiked drug handling fees by 11 percent and corruptly awarded a $10 million tender to a Danish medicines’ supplier.
Parliamentarians to declare assets by Friday
October 02, 2018
Parliamentarians have until Friday to declare details of their assets and income, as part of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s drive to boost transparency and reinforce the government’s commitment to fighting corruption in the recession-hit economy.
This comes after Mnangagwa declared that all public office holders — including Cabinet ministers, their deputies, senior government officials and bosses of State-owned businesses — were now legally required to make a declaration of assets.
September 25, 2018
Former Cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere was yesterday arrested on four counts of alleged abuse of office and spent a night at Rhodesville Police Station pending his appearance in court today.
U.S.$30 Million NSSA Scam Sucks in Biti
September 06, 2018
ZACC yesterday indicated that it was keen to interview Finance Minister during the Government of National Unity era Tendai Biti over allegations that he instructed the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) to deposit over $30 million into two banks which later collapsed. Mr Biti is also being accused of instructing the banks to give the money to specific clients who were linked to members of a certain political party.