NSSA fires Matemera

HARARE - The National Social Security Authority (Nssa) has sacked its acting general manager (GM) Hashmon Matemera who is facing charges of conniving with Chinese nationals to facilitate the externalisation of over $300 million.

In a staff announcement released yesterday, Nssa said while the allegations in question occurred before Matemera’s time as Nssa acting GM, the pensions and social security body wanted to allow the former BancABC boss space to deal with the matter.

“In order to enable Matemera the space and time to deal fully with the allegations, he has been relieved (with immediate effect) from his duties as acting GM of Nssa.

“In the interim, Henry Chivova (the current director of benefits) will with immediate effect act as the GM of the authority,” Nssa said.

In the statement, Nssa said it had also noted allegations in the media and the court processes in the Matemera case.

“It is important to note that these allegations, which are presented to the relevant authorities, relate to a period before Matemera’s appointment to the Nssa board.”

Matemera, 52, appeared before Harare provincial magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe on Tuesday charged with contravening the Exchange and Control Act, particularly externalisation, but was released on $10 000 bail with the court ordering him to surrender $250 000 as surety.

The former BancABC boss was appointed as acting Nssa GM last year after the authority embarked on a major top management shake-up that resulted in the departure of former GM James Matiza and five bigwigs, who were all accused of misappropriating funds.

While his term at the authority was supposed to end on March 31, 2016, the Nssa board extended all acting appointments as it continued hunting for new management.

Comments (4)

Nssa, I am coming: I want payments to what you promise me for signing for your insurance. I am a different Zimbabwean: yangu hairovi kunyangwe zwaita sei.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 12 May 2016

Nssa, I am coming: I want payments to what you promise me for signing for your insurance. I am a different Zimbabwean: yangu hairovi kunyangwe zwaita sei.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 12 May 2016

at this rate, zimbabwe is in dire need of reforms, both in private & public sectors. can anyone name an instituition that is free of corrupt ectivities, particularly on the gvt circle. zim needs its own form of 'sarbanes oxely' and a lot other similar statutes that will enforce and adress compliance issues in our economy. this is not the time to discuss 15th century theories like greshams and the like. this kantry has gone past the dogs and is heading for the wolves! can the old powers that be do the honourable thing and pave way for some austerity on some sort?? the illegal spending is injurious please. shrewd concentration on bickering and bootlicking is costing zim's sanity and dvpt.

SaManyika Chaiye - 12 May 2016

Corruption is the most paying business in Zimbabwe it is now a system approved by this evil government , they say the fish start to rot from the head , Mugabe is the most corrupt and leader of this ugly cartel , since 1980 he has not prosecuted even on of his close corrupt ministers because the share the cake together and most of the line ministry and government departments like NASSA , ZINARA are lead by his relatives , thay have created some of this departments to extend the hand of looting , so as long as the departments are still under these evil managers you can not clear corruption , how can you suspend someone who has externalized $US 300 000 plus , we need change now .

Mudhara - 16 May 2016

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