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 positions as the anti-corruption network spreads throughout the country.
In a letter that NewZimbabwe.com has in its possession and dated July 5, the council president, Tsitsi Kaja, said that Hlohla would be suspended without pay.
"This minute serves to inform you that at its seventh meeting of the special council held today it was resolved that it be suspended from work with immediate effect (July 5, 2019) pending a hearing to be held on a date and in a time to be notified. "Kaja said.
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 discarded on the basis that Mr. Yotamu was a ministry official, although he is a farmer and a politician," he 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.
According to reports, 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.