A recently conducted Forensic Audit Report alleges that these underhand dealings happened when Chitando was chairperson at the company between 2016 and 2017. The audit further suggests that the Chitando led management bribed journalists in 2017 to the amount of about $44 050 in the name of Social Corporate Responsibility. Below is a picture showing the transactions that were made.
Chitando and his management are also accused of having violated procurement procedures in the awarding of tenders.
The report further notes that during Minister Chitando’s tenure at Hwange, nepotism was prevalent as recruitment was based on your links with people note. Party of the report reads:
Recruitment of key personnel concentrated on people from Masvingo Province easily creating the risk associated with Collegial Clan of Control/Old School Boys/Mwana wokumusha chawawana idhla nehama mutogwa une hangamwa/ M’fowethu/ Wachimwene, whereas it is very possible that Matabeleland which houses the School of Mines may equally have relevant personnel for the job, as well, Mashonaland, Manicaland also have skilled people for the tasks befitting a listed company.
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