Former NetOne Ceo Accuses PricewaterhouseCoopers Of Lying, Unprofessionalism During Audit, Blames Them For Arrest


Reward Kangai, the former chief executive officer of state-owned mobile network operator NetOne, has accused the Zimbabwean office of Price PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) of causing his arrest after they allegedly stated wrong figures after a forensic audit of Netone. Kangai has since written to the regional headquarters of PwC to complain about the conduct of the local office.

Revealing the information, Kangai said,

I have lodged a complaint to the regional PWC HQ on the unprofessional conduct of the local PWC office during the NetOne forensic audit, whose report was used by Supa Mandiwanzira to cause my arrest…Section 8.8 of the NetOne Board minutes of 14 Sept 2009, raised Management authority limit to US$250 000, yet PWC forensic audit wrongfully stated that US$80 000 spent to purchase concrete mix for base station construction was done without Board approval.

Part of an email Kangai sent to PwC reads,

Thank you for your prompt response. Kindly, please receive the attached copy of NetOne Board minutes 14th September 2009, which gave authority limit of purchases of up to US$250 000 without the need for Board approval as shown in Section 8.8 the minutes and also the findings of the PWC forensic audit in section 5.309. Thus, the charge against me raised as a result of the PWC forensic audit report is false. There are several such wrong findings made by PWC Zimbabwe, which resulted in my arrest on the 10th January 2018 and I accordingly, hold PWC responsible for causing my arrest.

In the past, Kangai has previously accused former Minister of ICT and Cyber Security, Supa Mandiwanzira of corruption and went as far as writing to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to make his case.

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