Articles tagged 'corruption'

Chombo pleads with ED 3 December 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister, Ignatius Chombo, wrote to President Emmerson Mnangagwa two days after he had been sworn into office offering to work for him in any capacity. In a passionate congratulatory message to Mnangagwa, Chombo wrote from his hospital bed pledging he would be unwaverin...
Chombo's case to open can of worms 3 December 2017 HARARE - The ongoing trial of former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo on corruption and fraud charges is likely to open a can of worms as it continues to suck in more and more people every week. Chombo was arrested recently following the seizure of government by the army, which claimed to be t...
Gandawa slaps Nguni with $500k suit 14 November 2017 HARARE - Higher and Tertiary Education deputy minister Godfrey Gandawa has filed a $500 000 defamation suit against the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) commissioner Goodson Nguni. According to summons filed last Friday, the suit is emanating from a press conference that was held in ...
Bribe-swallowing cop's discharge bid flops 17 October 2017 HARARE - A Harare magistrate yesterday dismissed an application for discharge filed by an exhibit officer based at CID Vehicle Theft Squad who reportedly swallowed $10 bribe money. Grace Tsingano, 35, is answering to criminal abuse of office charges before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande. ...
Cops 'demand' bribe from forex dealers 16 October 2017 HARARE - Five police officers were dragged to court last week after they allegedly solicited for bribes from illegal foreign currency dealers in order to spare them arrest. This comes as authorities have launched a massive blitz on illegal foreign currency traders. The five — 34-year-old Vi...
Cops' bribery trial deferred 10 October 2017 HARARE - The trial of a police boss who demanded cash from a subordinate to facilitate her transfer to the National Traffic Section was yesterday deferred to October 16 so that the two can be tried in one court. Takawira Sigireta — who is based at Police General Headquarters (PGHQ) — was initi...
Moyo itching for day in court 22 September 2017 HARARE - Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo, pictured, is ready to clear his name in the wake of a ruling by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) that threw out his application. In a statement issued through his lawyer, Hussein Ranchhod and Company, on Wednesday Moyo said he w...
Cop up for selling stolen guns to poachers 20 September 2017 HARARE - A cop reportedly sold guns stolen from his workplace to illegal poachers, a court heard yesterday. Alouis Mabika, 46, who is attached to National Armoury at Morris Depot in Harare appeared before provincial magistrate Elisha Singano charged with theft. He was released on $200 bail and...
Traffic cop arrested over $2 bribe 7 September 2017 HARARE - A cop based at Southerton Traffic Section reportedly collected $2 bribes in return for free passage of kombis. Andrew Kapirima, 24, is answering to criminal abuse of office charges before Harare magistrate Gideon Ruvetsa. He is represented by Tatenda Muvhami and filed an applicatio...
Still no charges against Mujuru 19 August 2017 HARARE – Former vice president and National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru has said no criminal charges have been brought over allegations of corruption levelled against her in 2014, claiming the accusations were “politically motivated”. Corruption accusations against Mujuru were fir...
$125 bribe for transfer to police traffic section 4 August 2017 HARARE - A police inspector based at Police General Headquarters (PGHQ) reportedly demanded a $125 bribe from a subordinate to facilitate her transfer to the national traffic section, a Harare court heard yesterday. Takawira Sigireta was released on $100 bail by Harare magistrate Josephine San...
Zacc meets to weigh Moyo graft rap 1 August 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) is today expected to meet to deliberate on the fate of fraud-accused Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo, following claims by First Lady Grace Mugabe that the minister had no case to answer. Moyo has been under the cosh o...
Politics must not be enmity 1 August 2017 HARARE - Last week, there was furore in the National Assembly after Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa pulled a shocker — highly esteemed auditor-general (AG) Mildred Chiri was stepping down. The Treasury chief, to the dismay of legislators across the political divide, went on to announce that...
Mphoko wants death penalty for graft 18 July 2017 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has called for sweeping law reforms which impose stiffer penalties such as cutting hands and shooting people tried and found guilty of corruption. Mphoko's calls are at odds with his colleague — Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who has publicly said ...
Graft destroys agric potential 17 July 2017 HARARE - Agriculture has always been the mainstay of Zimbabwe’s economy, with crops like tobacco, cotton and maize proving to be major foreign currency earners as well as citizens’ livelihoods. However, over the years, tobacco and cotton farmers have been crying foul as a result of the behavio...
'Corrupt cops undermine Zim's war against crime' 16 July 2017 HARARE - Police bosses must clean up the corrupt police officers to set an example of how to police responsibly, observers have said. This comes after several cops have been filmed extorting money from motorists at roadblocks in an embarrassment for commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri. E...
Zuma is corrupt, incapable of leading SA: Trevor Manuel 12 July 2017 PRETORIA - Former finance minister Trevor Manuel lashed out at President Jacob Zuma, saying he is corrupt and incapable of governing South Africa. Manuel also took a swing at current ministers, saying government fails to deal with corruption because competent leadership has "been replaced by i...
Bribe-swallowing cop seeks Con-Court referral 11 July 2017 HARARE - Former Mbare officer-in-charge, Violet Sigauke — who attempted to swallow $60 bribe money — has made a Constitutional Court (Con-Court) application challenging the disciplinary proceedings instituted against her by police. Sigauke, who is represented by Rubaya and Chatambudza Legal Pr...
Bribe-swallowing cop has court bursting into laughter 5 July 2017 HARARE - A female cop who was part of a crack team that busted a fellow police officer who swallowed $10 bribe money yesterday left the court in stitches after giving a dramatic explanation of what transpired. The trial of Grace Tsingano, 35, who is being charged with criminal abuse of office,...
The circus goes on, but who cares! 2 July 2017 AUDITOR General (AG), Mildred Chiri, has tabled reports in the National Assembly that make for sad reading. A perusal of the voluminous documents produced by the AG, who must be commended for her courage in telling it like it is, confirms what we had long feared; that there is a complete break...
Suspended Chi-Town mayor sues Kasukuwere 1 July 2017 HARARE - Suspended Chitungwiza mayor Philip Mutoti has dragged Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere to the High Court in a bid to set aside the minister’s decision to set up an independent tribunal to probe him on graft charges. This comes after Kasukuwere suspended all 26 councillors ...
ZimStats fails to account for $28m: AG 29 June 2017 HARARE - A report by Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has exposed serious loopholes at the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat) which failed to account for $28 million used during the 2012 national census — amid concerns over veracity of suppliers’ invoices and suspicious registers of ...
'15 parastatals face collapse' 27 June 2017 HARARE - The Auditor-General Midred Chiri (pictured)has warned about the ability of 15 State-owned enterprises to continue as a going concern. In her State Enterprises and Parastatals Report of 2016, the government auditor named Zesa Holdings (Zesa) and its subsidiaries; TelOne, Grain Marketin...
It's time govt acts on AG expose's 27 June 2017 HARARE - The Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has once again shaken the birdcage, as she unveiled yet more reports exposing the rot in President Robert Mugabe's government  and State-run institutions. According to the 2016 reports, financial indiscipline — gross misappropriation and abuse of...
Chinamasa against lifestyle audit 23 June 2017 HARARE - Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa said he is against the current lifestyle audit being carried out by various statutory boards on a number of individuals across the country. Chinamasa said the audits, which are being done to combat corruption, are “inaccurate and inhumane.” “You k...