ZACC officers in $51 000 scandal

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) diverted $51 000 from a Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)-funded project to send two officials to Hong Kong under unclear circumstances, it has been revealed.

Reliable sources told NewsDay that, Zacc commissioners Catherine Muchechetere and Farai Mashonganyika flew to Hong Kong on Saturday aboard Emirates flight EK714 for unspecified training. The two embarked on the trip despite Treasury’s refusal on November 8 to finance the excursion on the grounds that government was broke. They reportedly also bought tickets for their husbands to join them in Hong Kong at a later date.

Goodson Nguni, the Zacc commissioner responsible for investigations, was initially supposed to travel with his two colleagues after receiving $7 000 for the trip as allowances, on top of accommodation and travel, but pulled out at the last minute after it became clear that the government had refused to sanction the trip. He has however said that the trip was sanctioned and that he did not travel because of bereavement.

More: NewsDay

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