Zimbabwe Republic Police General Commissioner, Godwin Matanga has been mentioned as one of the police force bosses whose personal cars were fraudulently being serviced by the force.
This came to light during the trial of former chief staff officer Transport and Logistics and former assistant commissioner, Robert Tendero Masukusa before Harare Magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa.
Masukusa id being accused of defrauding the police by servicing and repairing personal vehicles using Zimbabwe Republic Police funds.
The State’s star witness Vusimuzi Ncube, who was the officer in charge of transport at the time and assigned to deliver the police bosses’ personal vehicles to Zimoco, said that he thought that the police bosses’ personal cars were being serviced as part of their work benefits and complied with instructions to deliver them to ZIMOCO. He added:
My duty was only to go and leave the cars at Zimoco and I also took cars for deputy commissioner (Innocent) Matibiri, (Levie) Sibanda, (Josephine) Shambare and then deputy commissioner Matanga and another one for Chihuri.
The state alleges that Masukusa committed the alleged crimes between 2015 and 2016 when he was still in office.
The remarks come amidst reports suggesting that there is a looming shakeup at the ZRP which is likely to see Matanga replaced.
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