The Sunday Mail reports that the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) acting chief executive officer Mathlene Mujokoro and audit manager Shadreck Matengabadza have resigned.
19 ZINARA employees were arrested for fraud cases involving more than US$210 000.
The arrests were confirmed by ZINARA public relations manager Augustine Moyo. Said Moyo:
There are some employees with 55 counts, while others are facing up to 70 counts of fraud.
It has been established that bulk licensing is being abused to defraud Zinara.
Several vehicles with Zimbabwean registration plates were carded by the Central Vehicle Registry and Zinara was requested to card and red flag them.
So far, 19 people have been arrested in fraud cases of this nature and investigations are underway on the licensing of vehicles with arrears and penalties.
Mujokoro’s current contract subsists to 2021, but in her resignation letter to ZINARA board chairperson Michael Madanha, she indicated that she will leave the organisation on July 31 this year. Part of the letter reads:
I write to advise that I will not be able to complete my second tenure of the contract of employment, which is supposed to run up to 17 September 2021, and would want to give notice of my resignation up to 31 July 2019.
This effectively means that my contract of employment with Zinara will terminate on 31 July 2019.
The decision has been necessitated by personal engagements that I would want to pursue.
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Michael Madanha is a Zimbabwean politician and a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party. He is the member of parliament and was appointed the Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development in September 2015. Read More About Michael Madanha
The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) is a Zimbabwean government department under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development which is currently led by Joram Gumbo . Its key mandate is to ensure the maintenance of the country's roads including the major highways. Read More About Zimbabwe National Road Administration