Trial Of Former Health Minister For Criminal Abuse Of Office, On Today

The trial of former Health and Child Care Minister, David Parirenyatwa, for alleged criminal abuse of office, is on today.

Parirenyatwa is accused of nepotism after he allegedly directed National Pharmaceutical Company (Natpharm) board chairperson, George Washaya, to terminate Flora Nancy Sifeku’s contract and replace her with Newman Madzikwa.

The board however granted both Sikefu and Madzikwa six months contracts from June 1 to November 30 resulting in NatPharm paying salaries for two managing directors.

Mr Newman Madzikwa had once been sacked from the pharmaceutical company for reportedly selling donated drugs. At the time he was fired in September 2009, Madzikwa was NatPharm’s Masvingo branch manager.

The State further alleges that Parirenyatwa’s actions were prejudicial to the good administration of NatPharm and the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

More: The Herald


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David ParirenyatwaMinistry of Health and Child CareMasvingo

David Parirenyatwa is a medical practioner and the former Minister of Health and Child Care. He is a politician affiliated to the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) party. InSeptember of 2018 Parirenyatwa was arrested over allegations of criminal abuse of office but was... Read More About David Parirenyatwa

Ministry of Health and Child Care is a Ministry in the Government of Zimbabwe. Read More About Ministry of Health and Child Care

Masvingo is one of Zimbabwe's smaller cities which is located on south eastern part of Zimbabwe. It is the capital of the Masvingo Province. The city is known mostly for it's proximity to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, an ancient city located about 28 kilometers away.... Read More About Masvingo

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