Articles tagged 'corruption'

Corruption still a big problem 8 August 2018 HARARE - The recent arrest of Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo has thrust the spotlight back on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s corruption fight. Chivayo was arrested last week on corruption charges while trying to flee the country when he had gotten wind that law enforcement agents were loo...
Chamisa dares ED on corruption 9 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa cannot weed out corrupt elements within his government because he has dirty hands, MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has said. Speaking at a rally in Zvishavane on Saturday, Chamisa told his supporters that Mnangagwa is the symbol of corruption in Zimbabw...
Manase returns to cricket 2 July 2018 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Cricket chairperson Wilson Manase has returned to cricket albeit in an unfamiliar position as he fights in suspended ZC board member Enock Ikope’s corner after he was provisionally suspended by ICC on corruption charges. Manase took over as chairperson after the retire...
62 VID officers fired for corruption 26 June 2018 HARARE - The Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) has fired 62 officers over corruption, the parliamentary portfolio committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development has revealed. In a report on the operations of Central Vehicle Registry (CVR) and VID, the committee said the officers were...
Zinara managers to face the music 6 June 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) managers, who are accused of siphoning close to $119 million from the parastatal, will have their day of reckoning in the next few days, sources say. This was after a recent report compiled by a five-member independent committee revealed...
Fighting graft requires will, not special unit 4 June 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa “hit the ground running” when he assumed office last November, pledging to fight corruption wherever it exists. Busting corruption became one of his top priorities, along with his “Zimbabwe is open for business” mantra, which is meant to whet investor-appe...
ED's anti-graft blitz loses steam 30 May 2018 HARARE - The anti-corruption crusade rolled out by President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he assumed the top office late last year is losing steam as the mighty and powerful are finding ways of escaping the long arm of the law,the Daily News can report.
Mnangagwa offside again 23 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been caught offside yet again after he created a Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU) in his office dismissed by legal experts as a nullity because it has no legal basis. In a statement issued on Monday, the chief secretary to the President and Cabinet,...
Zimra officers resist lifestyle audit 7 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) officers are resisting a proposed lifestyle audit, arguing the exercise is targeted at harassing those in lower ranks. The authority's workers union has since filed a High Court application, challenging the decision to conduct a lifestyle audit by ma...
Thuggery, bribes mar Zanu PF polls 29 April 2018 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF will hold its primary elections across the country  today, amid rising tensions and damaging allegations of violence, bribery, favouritism and the imposition of unworthy and unpopular candidates. [Adz]
Mapfumo says police sold his cars 26 April 2018 HARARE - Outspoken Chimurenga singer Thomas Mapfumo on Tuesday said a top Zimbabwe Republic Police cop corruptly sold his cars confiscated by the police nearly two decades ago. Mapfumo was accused way back in 2001 of buying five stolen luxurious cars from then fugitive car dealer, George Siban...
'Corruption fight far from beginning' 22 April 2018 HARARE - When President Emmerson Mnangagwa came into office, he promised to introduce a new culture of accountability, transparency, a new beginning of sorts, which most christened “the new dispensation”. There appeared to be a flicker of hope, even among Mnangagwa's detractors, when the new d...
More cops nabbed over fake fines book 9 April 2018 HARARE - Three more Avondale Police traffic section officers that reportedly cashed-in on motorists' fines using a fake receipt book have been dragged to court. The trio — Romeo Chipokosa, 32, Lloyd Makuni, 31, and Takuranashe Magomba, 36 — are jointly charged with Claudius Mazvimba, 35, and B...
Net closing in on Jonathan Moyo 7 April 2018 Farayi Machamire HARARE - The net is closing in on former Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo, pictured, who has now been indicted for trial next month over serious allegations of corruption which authorities say happened during his time in government. However, it is not clear whether the garrul...
Net closes in on Jonathan Moyo 7 April 2018 HARARE - The net is closing in on former Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo, pictured, who has now been indicted for trial next month over serious allegations of corruption which authorities say happened during his time in government. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
I walked away with nothing, says ex-Zimra boss Pasi 3 April 2018 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) commissioner-general Gershem Pasi was sent on forced leave in May 2016 to pave way for investigations into allegations of corruption and poor corporate governance unearthed by a forensic audit instituted by the Auditor-General’s office. Pasi, ...
Zimdef forensic audit underway 2 April 2018 HARARE - A forensic audit of Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) is underway, Higher Education, Science and Technology Development minister Amon Murwira has told Parliament. At least six top managers have been sent on forced leave to allow the probe being conducted by PricewaterhouseCo...
Obert Mpofu opens up on his wealth 23 March 2018 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu yesterday opened up for the first time on the source of his wealth, claiming he earned all that he has through hard work. Mpofu has been rumoured to be among the richest in Zimbabwe, if not the sub-region, with much of his wealth concentrated in real ...
Mpofu opens up on his wealth 23 March 2018 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu yesterday opened up for the first time on the source of his wealth, claiming he earned all that he has through hard work. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
Grace Mugabe sucked into ivory scam 21 March 2018 HARARE - A State-sanctioned investigation into a massive ivory and rhino horn trafficking scandal that prejudiced the foreign currency-starved nation of millions of United States dollars has sucked in former first lady Grace Mugabe. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
Zinara loses $119m to managers 13 March 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) allegedly lost over $119 million to two of its managers through shady deals and unprocedural tenders, an audit report has revealed. Sources close to the Transport ministry — under which Zinara falls — said the damning report, compil...
MPs lament only 62 VID officers' corruption arrests 13 March 2018 HARARE - Parliamentarians yesterday lamented the arrest of only 62 corrupt members of the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) over the past five years, saying the figure was too small given the pervasive graft dogging the parastatal. VID director Johannes Pedzapasi, who appeared before the Tra...
Court grants temporary reprieve for Chombo 9 March 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Ignatius Chimbo, facing charges of criminal abuse of office, has been successful in having his bail conditions relaxed by the Harare Magistrates' Courts. Chombo made the application through his lawyer Lovemore Madhuku to be allowed to report twice a week at Mar...
The case of a toothless Legislature 5 March 2018 HARARE - Many people might have been left outraged and appalled by the contemptuous behaviour of Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu in Parliament last week. But to any keen follower of local politics, the bulky minister was just striding in very familiar territory. While appearing before the...
Diasporans protest over Zim police brutality 5 March 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans in the Diaspora are planning to stage a protest at the Zimbabwean embassy in London on Wednesday in a bid to push government to deal with police brutality. This comes amid calls by civil society activists for authorities to compensate families of two people that were recen...