A subsidiary of the national power utility company Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company has suspended 9 top managers pending investigations in an illegal connections scam that is believed to have bled the power utility of more than US$2 million, the Chronicle.
According to the publication here are some of the managers suspected to have been suspended pending investigations:
ZETDC southern region manager, Engineer King Dube, development manager southern region Mr Samuel Saboa, commercial manager southern region Delia Sibanda and chief risk control officer southern region, Mr Casper Nhepera.Kwekwe district manager Raphael Rupere, district engineer, Martin Kanyepe, Kwekwe sales executive, Edgar Mesopore and depot foreman Josphat Maorera.
ZESA spokesperson Fullard Gwasira declined to comment and said:
You know very well that this is not the right time and I am not the right person to be commenting on the matter since it is already a disciplinary matter, which is already before the disciplinary team.
The managers suspended are believed to have connected mines, households and businesses as evidenced by a mine in Kwekwe that is connected to the national power grid but it is not on ZESA’s billing list and did not pay anything to ZESA for close to 2 years.