- Silo Food Industries’ former sales rep arrested for diverting 1,5 tonnes of subsidized roller meal worth ZW$61 454.00 onto the black market.
- Zacc dragnet fishes out Enos Douglas Mangwanya, a Ministry of Health and Child Care Director of Laboratory Sciences for misappropriating 820 litres of fuel coupons.
ZANU PF Member of Parliament (MP) for Magunje Constituency Cecil Kashiri, an alleged subsidized roller meal looter Buhle Dube and Douglas Mangwanya, accused of misappropriating 820 litres of fuel, were this week arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) on varying charges bordering on corruption.
Legislator Kashiri was arraigned before Harare Magistrates’ Court on March 14 2020 facing charges of fraud.
Prosecutors alleged that the Zanu PF MP acting in connivance with yet to be arrested Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) customs officers imported a Ford Ranger from South Africa and smuggled it in the country without paying for Customs Duty.
Kashiri in connivance with the Zimra customs officers later produced fictitious customs clearance certificate which they used to register the vehicle in the system thereby prejudicing the tax collector duty amounting to USD$3,646.79.1
He appeared in court on March 14 2020 where he was remanded out of custody after depositing ZWL3,000,00 bail.
Vehicle was impounded and is being held as an exhibit.
Elsewhere, one Buhle Dube was arrested by anti-corruption commission officers on two counts of abuse of duty as a public officer.
Buhle, a former sales representative for Silo Food Industries, a subsidiary of Grain Marketing Board, Belmont, Bulawayo is said to have worked in connivance with several others who are still at large.
Buhle and the co-accused allegedly diverted 1,5 tonnes of subsidized roller meal worth ZW$61 454.00 onto the black market using a Credit Facility Account with Silo Foods.
Zacc also busted one Enos Douglas Mangwanya on allegations of fraud.
Mangwanya who is employed by Ministry of Health and Child Care as Director of Laboratory Sciences misappropriated 820 litres of fuel coupons from National Microbiology- Laboratory Department.
He appeared at Harare Magistrates’ Court on March 11 2020 and was remanded out of custody pending trial.
Zacc has been widening its dragnet to include the private sector and local authorities where the anti-graft body is investigating tender scams which might have prejudiced government tens of millions of dollars.