Government yesterday sent Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef ) Chief Executive Officer, Mr Fredrick Mandizvidza, and top management on forced leave to pave way for a forensic audit. Those that have been sent on forced leave are Principal Finance Director and Administrator Nicholas Mapute, the Human Resources Manager Mr Ignatius Noah Kajengo, the Corporate Legal Secretary Mr Servious Kufandada, the Chief Accountant Ms Ropafadzo Mukamba and the Senior Revenue Manager, Mr James Gombarago.
Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira confirmed the development and said the leave will start from 13 December 2017 to 31 January 2018. Engineer Sebastian Marume has been appointed the acting Chief Executive Officer. The decision to send Mandizvidza and top management on forced leave comes after former Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo and his deputy Godfrey Gandawa siphoned money from the institution.