Articles tagged 'corruption'

ED fumes over R5 million bribe 14 December 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa, blew his gasket on Wednesday and put his ministers on notice, after he received damaging reports that some of them were demanding bribes from investors to facilitate meetings with him and deputy president Constantino Chiwenga. So rampant was the corruptio...
Cabinet ministers demand cash from investors 14 December 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa, blew his gasket on Wednesday and put his ministers on notice, after he received damaging reports that some of them were demanding bribes from investors to facilitate meetings with him and deputy president Constantino Chiwenga.  
Greed, graft major undoings for Zim 18 November 2018 HARARE - Over the years, the Zanu PF leadership has taken the country and its citizens down a bottomless pit where recovery is proving very difficult. Since independence from the British in 1980, when the country was still under one of Africa's longest ruling dictators — Robert Mugabe – Zanu...
Acie Lumumba in new shocker 5 November 2018 HARARE - More details have emerged of rabble-rousing influence peddler William Gerald Mutumanje's recent hatchet job on top Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) officials and businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei — all of whom he has fingered in corruption and the illegal trading of foreign currency — before...
Zanu PF HQ under siege - as war vets gun for bigwigs 27 October 2018 HARARE - Members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) besieged the Zanu PF headquarters yesterday, demanding the removal of ex-Cabinet ministers assigned to the “Shake-Shake Building” to run the party's affairs on a full time basis. A group of former liberation...
Lumumba vows to expose RBZ rot 25 October 2018 HARARE - Acie Lumumba says his sacking from the ministry of Finance is a blessing in disguise as he will be able to open the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) can of worms without fear. Finance minister Mthuli Ncube recently appointed Lumumba to chair a communications task force but sacked him af...
Court queries Genius, Wicknell trial delay 10 October 2018 HARARE – A Harare regional magistrate yesterday questioned the delay in prosecution of businessmen Genius Kadungure and Wicknell Chivhayo who are facing corruption charges dating back to 2012. Regional magistrate Morgan Nemadire who is presiding over Kadungure and Chivayo’s fraud trial ordered...
Tyson allocated week of prosecution 10 October 2018 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Special Anti-Corruption Unit has dedicated a week to prosecute former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere on corruption charges. Kasukuwere is now being represented by Charles Chinyama after Jonathan Samukange renounced agency last week. He a...
Auditor-General Chiri sacrifices family for her job 7 October 2018 HARARE - Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has made sacrifices at home for the sake of her demanding job of auditing all government ministries, parastatals, public enterprises and local authorities and reporting to Parliament.  She has been forced to postpone or forgo quality family time beca...
'Zim lacks political will to fight graft' 9 September 2018 MUTARE - There is lack of political will at the top to fight corruption that has dogged the nation for decades, anti-corruption group Transparency International has said. Frank Mpahlo, the watchdog's Zimbabwe chapter programme officer, told the Daily News on Sunday on the sidelines of the reop...
Zim tops world corruption list 28 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe has been ranked as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. A survey by global watchdog Transparency International ranked Zimbabwe number 157 out of the 180 countries surveyed, with Somalia anchoring the bottom of the pack. According to the watchdog's 2017 Corruptio...
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...