IN a new twist to the Kwekwe housing scandal, the clerk-typist Vimba Hurasha employed by the Kwekwe City Council (KCC)’s Housing and Community Service Department on Monday distanced herself from a letter she allegedly wrote to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zaac) that purported to expose rot at the municipality.
The scathing letter, addressed to Zacc and detailing “illicit deals” was sent to the anti-corruption commission calling for the investigations into the Midlands town’s housing deals.
The letter was allegedly signed by Vimbai Hurasha.
However, in an interview with this publication, Hurasha distanced herself from the letter saying she has nothing to do with it.
“I was shocked to see your article,” she said.
“How can I write a letter detailing all those issues and go on to sign it. There are people who just want to use my name in their fights with my superiors,” she said.
The letter raised alarm over the conduct of Housing and Community Service Department director, an E Chiangwa, accusing him of perpetuating corruption, including self-enrichment through accepting bribes while allocating residential stands.
“He demands bribe money ranging from US$100 to US$400 or even more from prospective buyers and land seekers,” Hurusha, in her letter, accused Chiangwa of abusing council resources to run his gold mining activities.
In a volte face, Hurasha told Zim Morning Post that she had not written the letter and that she was now facing challenges at work with her seniors, probably prompting her to distance herself from the matter.