In a letter addressed to the Auditor-General, Mrs Mildred Chiri dated October 15, 2018, legislator Mr Temba Mliswa requested for a forensic audit of the Norton Town Council’s books and dealings citing corruption and misuse of funds.
Mliswa said several officials and councillors had been arrested or suspended on corruption-related charges. Police recently arrested Mr Mutyambizi and sitting councillors Muchaneta Munyeveri and Precious Mufahore for corruption. Former councillor Mr Eager Vupenyu Takawira was also arrested. The arrests were in connection with the allocation of stands sometime in 2014. Mliswa’s letter was copied to council chairperson Ms Matiere Gumisirayi, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, Norton Advisory Board chairman Dr Godfrey Mugaviri and Norton Residents’ Trust. Part of Mliswa’s letter reads:
Norton Town Council has recently been hit by a spate of corruption allegations and irregularities that have seen three councillors, the finance director (Mr Tendaupenyu) and the director of housing (Mr Blessing Mutyambizi), either arrested or suspended from work. It is therefore in this light, that I hereby request your office to invoke your constitutional provision to urgently conduct a full-scale forensic audit of Norton Town Council.
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Temba Mliswa is an outspoken Zimbabwean politician and the current Member of Parliament for Norton Constituency having won the by-election on 22 October 2016 as an independent candidate. He is the former current Parliamentary Portfolio Chairman on Mines and Energy. He is a former member... Read More About Temba Mliswa
Mildred Chiri is Zimbabwe's Auditor General. Read More About Mildred Chiri
Norton is a Town located in Chegutu District, Mashonaland West Province. It is located about 44.5km west of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare. It is surrounded by farms and forest plantations. It is also home to the Darwindale Dam. Read More About Norton