Rushwaya guilty


ZIFA chief executive officer Henrietta Rushwaya was today found guilty of several charges of corruption including match-fixing. Rushwaya who was suspended from the football body on July 27 was found guilty of:

  • Playing a key role in the Warriors unsanctioned trip to Thailand and Malaysia in December last year;
  • Authorising Monomotapa’s trip to Malaysia in which the 2008 Premiership champions masqueraded as the Warriors;
  • Causing the attachment of ZIFA property after failing to deal with a debt to Pandhari Lodge and thereby causing embarrassment to the ZIFA board and the association;
  • Applying for a loan of US$103 000 from the Sport and Recreation Commission without the authority of the board and that to date she has not accounted for the money;
  • Promising the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee US$38 000 without authority from the board to commit funds from the FIFA financial assistance programme for the Under-15 team to the Youth Olympic Games. ZIFA did not have the funds and in the end were forced to look for and give ZOC US$12 000; and
  • Failing to implement a board resolution of June 21 2010 to effect change of signatories to the ZIFA bank accounts. The signatories were to reflect two panels, one which had the president and the board member finance and another which had the CEO and a member from the accounts department and that one member from each panel were to sign for each transaction.


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