The ZESA Holdings Southern Region manager King Dube was last week arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on allegations of using one of the power utility’s employees as his domestic worker.
As a result, ZESA was prejudiced of US$17 568 which Andrew Homa, who was employed by the power utility, received from the company in salaries although he was working at Dube’s private home.
Dube was suspended on allegations of engaging in underhand dealings together with eight other senior ZESA officials from the region.
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He appeared before Gweru magistrate Edwin Marecha on Wednesday facing criminal abuse of office charges.
Dube was remanded to March 29 on $20 000 bail and ordered to surrender his passport.
He was also ordered to reside at the given address, report three times a week at Gweru Central Police Station and to not interfere with investigations.
The State alleged that that from January 2013 to the end of February 2017, Dube ordered Homa, a ZESA employee, to work as a domestic worker at his residence in Gweru.
Homa was on the electricity utility’s payroll and Dube assigned him to do domestic duties at his home.