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Audit targets 36 officials

https://www.sundaymail.co.zw/fresh-audit-targets-36-officials     

Oct. 4, 2020

THIRTY-SIX high-profile figures, who have assets worth a combined US$4,5 million, are the target of a fresh lifestyle audit that is being conducted by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), it has emerged.

Previous Updates

Investigation of the Grain Marketing Board Roller Meal Scheme Abuse Syndicate

Sunday Mail

    

Feb. 9, 2020

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has busted a syndicate involving Grain Marketing Board (GMB) workers who are allegedly hoarding mealie-meal for resale on the black market at extortionate prices.

ZACC chairperson Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo told The Sunday Mail that some of the parastatal’s employees were in some instances allocating themselves in excess of 10,000 20kg bags of Silo roller meal, which they would subsequently offload to the informal market.

Training of the Judiciary on Judging Corruption Cases

Herald

    

Jan. 27, 2020

Government has invited a top-notch Ugandan Anti-Corruption Court judge to train Zimbabwe’s Judiciary, ahead of the establishment of anti-corruption courts.

Justice Lawrence Gidudu, who has been heading Uganda’s Anti-Corruption Court for five years, is in the country to conduct a week-long training to be attended by judges, magistrates, prosecutors, anti-corruption investigators and police officers, among other stakeholders.

Restructuring of the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA)

Herald

    

Dec. 13, 2019

The Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) has been restructured with a new management and has been returned to its legislated mandate of collecting road user fees for disbursement to local authorities after being stopped from implementing road building and repairs itself.

Roll-out of the National electronic fuel monitoring devices

Sunday Mail

    

Nov. 3, 2019

Government has released US$300 000 for the national roll-out of electronic fuel monitoring devices that will curb malpractices in the petroleum industry.

The new national fuel monitoring and management system, which was developed by Matsimba Technology, will monitor fuel stocks at individual service stations using electronic dipsticks.

Criminal Investigation of serving public officials

Herald

    

Nov. 6, 2019

Forty-four serving and former Cabinet ministers, permanent secretaries, parastatal bosses and legislators are facing “imminent” arrest for corruption, Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) chairperson Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo has said. She said the commission was mainly focusing on criminal abuse of office, theft of funds, bribery and flouting of tender procedures, among other offences.

The National Social Security Authority's forensic audit report has been tabled before parliament

Herald

    

Aug. 3, 2019

The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) forensic audit report tabled in Parliament this week exposes shocking corruption, fraud, criminal abuse of office and theft that saw the authority being prejudiced of over US$175 million. NSSA suffered actual financial prejudice to the tune of US$7,536,375, while investigators detected potential financial prejudice of US$167,713,756. Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira and the authority’s former board chairman Mr Robin Vela feature prominently in the report. Off-take housing contracts awarded to undeserving companies through corruption have potentially prejudiced NSSA of US$104 million.

Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira arrested over NSSA corruption

NewsLive

    

July 25, 2019

Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on Thursday, and faces charges over the looting of the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) in her previous role as public service and labour minister.

Senior officials at the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing head office have been nailed for interfering with the allocation of land in

Herald

    

July 22, 2019

Senior officials at the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing head office have been nailed for interfering with the allocation of land in favour of their cronies in the lucrative Mt Hampden area, where Government is constructing the New Parliament Building and intends to establish a new city. Former Zvimba Rural District Council chief executive officer Mr Peter Hlohla revealed the alleged fraudulent allocation and distribution of land in the area when he appeared before the Commission of Inquiry into Urban State Land since 2005.

Cabinet approved declaration of assets by Civil Servants.

Herald

    

April 3, 2019

In a first for public administration in the country, Cabinet has approved values and principles of a framework that will see public servants declare assets to ensure accountability. Additionally, a code of conduct will be adopted in the civil service, while Government workers will have to observe political neutrality in terms of the Constitution. These reforms are part of a raft of measures by President Mnangagwa’s administration, with the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP) recognising that the civil service reform agenda  will ensure that operations of  ministries, and their departments and agencies are underpinned by a new culture blueprint that exhibits higher levels of professionalism, ethics, accountability and performance. Under the TSP, reforms at public enterprises are set to ensure, inter alia, de-politicisation of Government and entities’ governance relationships.

The government gazetted the Presidential Powers Statutory Instrument which empowers government to seize assets of officu who fail to disclose their source of wealth.

The Herald

    

Nov. 19, 2018

President Mnangagwa gazetted the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) (Amendment of the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act and Exchange Control Act) Regulations, 2018 which empowers Government to seize assets of people who fail to disclose the source their wealth. In Statutory Instrument 246 of 2018 published in the Government Gazette, President Mnangagwa said Government may issue an unexplained wealth order in respect of properties with no full disclosure.

An audit of ZINARA by Grant Thornton unearthes unearthed massive looting of public funds and financial leakages.

The Herald

    

Dec. 5, 2018

An audit report by Grant Thornton at ZINARA unearthed massive looting of public funds and financial leakages that were exacerbated by incompetence by senior managers to negotiate contracts beneficial to the parastatal. A committee instituted by then Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joram Gumbo recommended a lifestyle audit of Zinara bosses, some of whom had been parachuted to senior positions without the requisite qualifications. 

Parliamentarians expected to declare their assets.

Zimbabwe Situation

    

Oct. 2, 2018

Parliamentarians are expected  to declare details of their assets and income, as part of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s drive to boost transparency and reinforce the government’s commitment to fighting corruption in the recession-hit economy. This comes after Mnangagwa declared that all public office holders — including Cabinet ministers, their deputies, senior government officials and bosses of State-owned businesses — were now legally required to make a declaration of assets.