The Chief Accountant in the office of Registrar-General Clement Masango faces a disciplinary hearing for allegedly forcing a subordinate to resign at gunpoint.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Aaron Nhepera on Monday confirmed that Peter Bwanya – who is a key witness against Masango, who is facing two counts of criminal abuse of office – faces a hearing.
Nhepera said he had received a report of the alleged forced resignation following investigations but denied that Bwanya was also facing allegations of misappropriation of funds. Said Nhepera:
It is true that these are part of some of the allegations that are being levelled against Mr Bwanya. I called for an investigation into the allegations and there is a report, which was recently submitted to me.
I am yet to go through it to get to the findings, but basically it is true that he will be going through a board disciplinary hearing over the allegations.
The woman who was allegedly forced to resign at gunpoint was stationed at Makombe Building and her Zorodzai Dumbura said that efforts to engage the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare for her reinstatement after the incident were fruitless.