20 January 2018
   
Tsvangirai golden handshake confirmed
DisGrace sneaks out three luxury cars
ED cuts Bob Singapore crew from 38 to 22
Call for Diaspora Minister and MPs
ED so over confident it worries him
Priscilla demands coup ‘killings’ details
CBD maize roasting must end now: Min
Tsvangirai faces disgraceful exit: Judge
MORE NEWS
ZTA targets domestic tourism
SOE DEBATE: Privatise most parastatals
MORE BUSINESS
Delight as ZBC 'Iron Lady' suspended
Sulu arrested over $4,000 child support
MORE SHOWBIZ
Mapeza targets CAF CL group stages
Tendai Ndoro special - says Ajax coach
MORE SPORTS
Elections: Not a moment to be lost
A view beyond the Zimbabwe coup
MORE OPINION
 
Mnangagwa off to Davos empty handed
Economy: the need for a paradigm shift
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 

Corruption trouble for Supa; prosecutor general asks Zacc for investigation update

03/01/2018 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
 
Allegations more than a year old ... Supa Mandiwanzira
 
RELATED STORIES

INFORMATION Technology Minister Supa Mandiwanzira is the subject of a Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) investigation with the Prosecutor General apparently now asking for progress on the matter it has emerged.

The minister however, dismissed the charges as fabrication, adding that he was suing the accuser for defamation.  

In a December 20 letter to Zacc, Prosecutor General Ray Goba reveals that Mandiwanzira is accused of corruption or alternatively abuse of office in documents submitted by former NetOne chief executive officer Reward Kangai.

"It is apparent that a complaint was lodged with your Commissioner (Goodison) Nguni early this year,” writes Goba.

“In the event I am unable to direct that you investigate the complaint lodged as it would appear that Zacc is already seized with the matter.

“It remains for me to inquire into the status of the investigation and to await your advice at the earliest available opportunity.”

However, Mandiwanzira dismissed the allegations as coming from a "discredited, angry and corrupt former employee".

"Those allegations are more than a year old and are being raised by a dismissed, corrupt former employee.

“Zacc has already investigated NetOne on similar allegations and found them clean. It's nothing less than fabrication," said Mandiwanzira.

He added that the same allegations are part of a civil litigation in which the Cabinet minister is suing Kangai for defamation at the High Court.

"These are the same contents he is now foisting on the Prosecutor General without the necessary background.

"Kangai was investigated and found to have engaged in activities that border on criminal behaving including helping contractors with tax evasion as well as awarding contracts for the construction of base stations without going to tender," Mandiwanzira said.

Kangai was, according to the minister, discharged from NetOne following the forensic audit.



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker