Former ZESA CEO, Senior Managers Arrested Over Bad Governance

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has arrested former Zimbabwe Energy Supply Authority (ZESA) chief executive officer and two senior managers over corruption allegations.

Zim Morning Post reports that former Zesa group chief executive officer Josh Chifamba, company secretary Saidi Sangula and the corporate manager Garikai Churu were arrested on Monday accused of violating corporate governance principles.

They had appointed Chihambakwe, Mutizwa and Partners as the company’s debt collectors without board approval.

This is not the first time Chifamba has been arrested after he, together with the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution (ZETDC) managing director Engineer Julian Chinembiri and his finance director Thokozani Dhliwayo were arrested in 2018 connection with over $35 million underhand dealings involving an Indian company PME.

The arrest comes shortly after ZESA this month fired eight top managers, demoted two and suspended three who allegedly abused a fuel coupon facility.

The rot was revealed in the report of a forensic audit that was undertaken and published last year.

Meanwhile, some senior managers are reportedly being transferred to other provinces.

ZESA is one of the government’s parastatals whom the Auditor General has repeatedly found wanting as far as upholding good governance principles is concerned.

More: Zim Morning Post

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