Documentation that shows Mupfumira was given cabinet approval to get vehicles from NSSA have surfaced The Standard reports. The documents reportedly prove that Mupfumira was given permission to buy vehicles using NSSA funds despite ZACC claiming that Mupfumira knew that NSSA was in no provision to issue out such loans.
Part of the documents that surfaced reportedly written by Ray Ndhukula on 13 July 2015 to Ngoni Masoka the labour ministry permanent secretary read in part:
Proceed as requested and purchase an E 300 Mercedes Benz vehicle. This is on the understanding that NSSA will be reimbursed of the funds they avail to you once Treasury allocated the required funding,
Another letter that was written by Masoka read:
Requests have been made to Ministry of Finance and CMED for the purchase of this vehicle but due t financial constraints Treasury has indicated that funding of the said vehicle will be made available when cash inflows improved.
In order for this vehicle to be purchased for the minister, you are kindly requested for the release of an amount of US90 000 as an advance payment from NSSA. Repayments of this advance will be made as soon as the funding is made available by Treasury
The former minister is facing charging of siphoning money from NSSA amounting to a whopping $95 Million. She is out on bail after she spent nearly 2 months in jail.
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