Ruwa board chairman charged with theft

HARARE - Ruwa Local Board chairman, Pinias Mushayavanhu, has appeared in court charged with theft of trust property after repeatedly claiming cash for bogus trips.

The court heard Mushayavanhu misdirected $2 183 which he was paid by council for petrol and other out-of-town allowances.

Mushayavanhu, 38, was not asked to plead to the charges and was remanded to April 16 by magistrate Don Ndirowei.

It is the State’s case that sometime in April 2012, Mushayavanhu was supposed to attend a one-day meeting in Gweru and also attend the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo.

Mushayavanhu allegedly claimed 50 litres of petrol but he did not go for the trip and never reimbursed council the fuel.

In May 2012, Mushayavanhu was allegedly supposed to attend a Mayor’s Forum on behalf of the Ruwa board but did not attend.

Prosecutor Tungamirai Chakurira alleges that Mushayavanhu instead claimed $855 in travelling and subsistence allowances as well as 141 litres of petrol.

On another occasion, Mushayavanhu was scheduled to attend a finance subcommittee meeting in Victoria Falls.

For the purposes of the trip he allegedly claimed $840 in allowances and a further 201 litres but instead converted the money and fuel to his own use. - Helen Kadirire

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