Perm Sec sits on one man board and awards himself $23 000 in allowances

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Francis Gudyanga, the mines ministry permanent secretary was exposed in court to have allegedly received allowances for board sitting yet the board never held any meetings. Gudyanga was the board chairperson and the only member of the Minerals Marketing Cooperation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) board from December 2013 up to two weeks ago when the board was dissolved. According to the board fees statement, Gudyanga earned over $23 000 during this period yet no meetings were held.

This was revealed when Gudyanga was cross-examined by defence counsel in a fraud case against MMCZ employees. Gudyanga alleged that the two employees had awarded themselves allowances and loans totaling $625 000.

Defending himself, Gudyanga said:

I’m equally shocked as I never received the mentioned amounts. I would want the case to be investigated.

Trial will continue next week

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