City Of Harare Names And Shames Officials Who Allegedly Tried To Extort Donors By Inflating Prices

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The City of Harare has released the names of some of its employees who allegedly tried to swindle donors who were donating towards fighting the cholera outbreak. The officials allegedly inflated the prices of goods and services which were supposed to be used in the fight against cholera to extortionate levels. Entrepreneur and founder of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, Strive Masiyiwa initially raised the alarm on Monday afternoon when he wrote,

One of the saddest things that happened last week when Econet announced that it had set aside $10m to help with support to buy medicines and materials, was the number of suppliers, and even officials in some of the affected municipalities who tried to defraud our company by offering things at highly inflated prices!
Gloves worth $3, were suddenly worth $65! That is just so pathetic!

I have told my people to prepare lists of anyone who willfully tries to exploit the situation. After this crisis is over we will go after them on this platform. Naming and shaming them.

The City of Harare responding by suspending some of the people who were allegedly involved. Writing on social media the City of Harare said,

Harare Acting Town Clerk Eng Hosiah Chisango this morning suspended some officials suspected of inflating prices for goods and services to be used in the fight against cholera. Eng Chisango has since informed Mayor Cllr Herbert Gomba and relevant stakeholders.

Some of the officials who have been suspended include,

1. Philemon Rwafa – Procurement & Stores Officer
2. Smart Mhuka – Buyer
3. Tawanda Marange – Cadex Clerk
4. Tafadzwa Reza – Buyer

Strive MasiyiwaHerbert GombaEconet Wireless Zimbabwe

Strive Masiyiwa (born 1961) is a Zimbabwean born entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of Econet Wireless International a global telecommunications group. In 2002, Masiyiwa made it to the Time Magazine List of Most Influential People, and in March 2014, he was... Read More About Strive Masiyiwa

Herbert Gombais the Mayor of Harare, prior to being Mayor Gomba was councilor of Glen Norah for ten years. Herbert is a member of the MDC Alliance..Gomba was sworn in as the Mayor of Harare on the 3 of September 2018..Gomba took over the Mayor's... Read More About Herbert Gomba

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless International, is the first and largest mobile network services provider in Zimbabwe. The telecoms giant became popular with its products and services such as Buddie. It has established branches in different corners of the country and enjoys... Read More About Econet Wireless Zimbabwe

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6 comments

  1. Hurukuro Reply

    …Well done City of Harare …. now we need to have prosecution and removal from office…..procedurally we cannot have hyenas guarding our sheep….!

  2. Fololo Fololo Reply

    Mr Masiyiwa has provoked something that has made us suffer for many years.
    Good move.

  3. Truism Reply

    where were the big guys when this was happening, i cant imagine the crime of such a magnitude being perpetrated by these small balls. just a tip of the ice bag.

  4. Jojo Reply

    These are the kind of persons who have brought our cities to their knees resulting in these cholera outbreaks then to add salt to injury they want to advantage of the unfortunate situation they created, its really sad they should be punished severely, fired without any cent and procecuted.

  5. Observer Reply

    These individuals should not be suspended but sacked without a single cent. Very corrupt bastards. It shows how corrupt and insensitive some Harare people are. The country’s problems started there and spread all over the country. Greed and corruption. Lock up thr bastards

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