By Anna Chibamu
The GOVERNMENT has moved to suspend the president of the Rural District of Zvimba, Peter Hlohla, for a series of complaints surrounding corruption and abuse of office as the anti-corruption network spreads across the country.
In a letter that NewZimbabwe.com has in its possession and dated July 5.th, the council president, Tsitsi Kaja, said that Hlohla would be suspended without pay.
"This minute serves to inform you that in your 7th "the special meeting of the council held today was resolved to be suspended from work with immediate effect (July 5, 2019) pending a hearing on a date and at a time to be notified," said Kaja .
She listed a number of allegations that have been preferred against Hlohla, who will now have to wait for a disciplinary hearing before knowing her fate.
"It is alleged that you, Mr. Peter Hlohla, assigned Mr. J Yotamu stand number 493, which he ruled out on the basis that Mr. Yotamu was a ministry official, however, he is a farmer and a politician "says the letter.
Hlohla is also accused of failing to process assignment agreements following the change of ownership of numerous positions in Haydon Farm in the DRC.
As reported, the Rural District Council of Zvimba also, at the instigation of Hlohla, hired a company to install a biometric access control system without bidding.
"It is also alleged that the council paid large amounts of money and that there are no benefits obtained from the system," said Kaja.
Under the leadership of Hlohla, the Rural District Council of Zvimba bought 15 bulls from the Matopos Research Station, but these have not been delivered, although the letter does not provide dates.
Last month, the local government minister, July Moyo, deployed a six-member team to investigate mismanagement reports in the rural council and a meeting was scheduled to discuss Hlohla's fate earlier this week.