The suspended chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority, Sydney Gata has said his corruption case now needs the intervention of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Gata is accused of a number of issues including criminal abuse of office and conversion of the parastatal’s vehicles into personal use.
He is currently on a suspension that was effected to pave way for investigations. Gata, however, is denying the allegations. He wrote to the Energy Minister Fortune Chasi:
It is clear from the foregoing that I respectfully take the view that your letter … ought not be the basis of the way forward between you (as the line minister) and the executive chairman. I believe this a matter that requires, on an urgent basis, the mediation role of the Office of the President and Cabinet. I will engage that mediation role without delay.
Regrettably your letter has created a state of affairs where the board whose members are purportedly seeking to implement your directive are no longer in a position to serve the interest of the company.
He added that he was obliged to act immediately in terms of his mandate as the executive chairperson “to protect the interest of Zesa Holdings.”
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