Zesa board chairman Herbert Murerwa wrote to 15 managers across its subsidiaries informing them of the decision to send them on the mandatory 90 days leave to pave way for a forensic audit.
The managers will receive their salaries whilst on leave. Murerwa said the managers should surrender their laptops and other company information technology gadgets but could keep their mobile phones. In a letter, a copy of which is in The Herald’s possession, Dr Murerwa said:
As you are aware, Zesa Holdings and its subsidiary companies has been undergoing forensic audit. Work on this audit has progressed relatively well and it is envisaged that an interim report shall be produced by the auditors in the short term. However, and in order to consummate that exercise, it has become necessary for senior staff in identified positions to be away from their workstations and offices to allow the audit process unfettered access to any other information as may be necessary and your position is one such. In that respect, you are accordingly, formally advised that you shall, with effect from Monday 8 October 2018, be required to go on mandatory leave. The said leave shall be in place for a period not exceeding 90 days in terms of our Human Resources Administrative Policies, Principles and Procedure Manual.