A report submitted by a team of investigators from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) said 16 candidates that applied to be commissioners are not fit for office.
The report dated March 21 2019 was delivered to Clerk of Parliament Mr Kennedy Chokuda’s office. The 16 candidates include Mr Denford Chirindo, Dr Catherine Muchechetere, Mrs Christina Fundira, Mr Boyana Ndou, Dr Nanette Silikhuni, Dr Onesmus Nyaude, Mr Smile Dube, Mr Never Katiyo, Mr Albert Mandizha, Mr Geoffrey Nyarota, Tshuma Mehluli and Caroline Chigumbura. Mr Rabson Mpofu, Ms Theresa Mutabeni, Mrs Angeline Guvamombe and Mr Edmore Veterai also make up the list.
According to the report Denford Chirindo is not fit for office because he served on two previous commissions, which all failed to deliver. The report also states that during his tenure he was involved in a legal battle with employees, where he fought against the award of already existing benefits. Former commissioner Ms Christina Fundira is accused of travelling abroad without Cabinet approval. She is also implicated for looting fuel from Zacc. The report states former Daily News Editor Mr Geoffrey Nyarota should not be considered because he was once investigated by the Zacc. Mr Smile Dube is facing the same allegation. Former Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officer commanding Matabeleland North province Mr Edmore Veterai’s nomination is being contested over alleged corruption cases.
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