The government has suspended Masvingo Mashonaland Central provincial mining director, Mr Malcolm Mazemo, and nine others over corruption allegations.
The suspensions were announced by Mines and Mining Development Minister, Winston Chitando, yesterday at a news conference in Harare. Chitando said:
The Ministry of Mines and Mining Development has been seized with a lot of complaints from stakeholders over service delivery, especially from its provincial offices.
As a result, and in line with the ‘Zimbabwe is Open for Business’ mantra and in line with the thrust for zero tolerance for corruption by His Excellency, the President . . . the ministry had been and will be investigating all complaints of malpractices by its staff.
Such investigations have resulted in the suspension of surveyors at its Mashonaland West provincial mining office. Similar investigations have resulted in the simultaneous suspension of duty today (yesterday) 5th of July, 2019 of most of the technical staff at the Mashonaland Central provincial office including the provincial mining director.
All services at Mashonaland Central provincial office were suspended to 10 July as several officials from that station were suspended.
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Winston Chitando is a Zimbabwean and the current Minister of Mines and Mining Development. He was appointed to his this ministry by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in November 2017. Read More About Winston Chitando
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