Tsvangirai orders investigation of corruption by Harare city councillors


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Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai has instructed Harare province to set up a commission of enquiry to investigate allegations of corruption against city councilors and report to him within 14 days.

A statement by the party’s Secretary for Local Government Eddie Cross said the allegations were of great concern to the party because it has a policy of zero tolerance to corruption.

“Accordingly, the President of the MDC, Dr. Morgan Tsvangirai, met yesterday with Harare City Councilors and the Harare Province leadership and instructed the Province to constitute a Commission of Enquiry immediately and to investigate the allegations and report their findings to his Office in 14 days. Once this report is received, the Party will decide on appropriate disciplinary action for any officials involved if wrong doing is confirmed,” the statement said.

 

Full statement:
Friday, 11 December 2015
 Allegations of abuse of Office by Councilors in Harare City Council 

The allegations made in the Herald regarding the possible abuse of office by Harare City Councilors drawn from both the MDC and Zanu PF and allegations against the Chairman of the Medical Aid scheme for Harare Council Staff, Mr. Jogee, are of great concern to the MDC. This is especially against the background of a forensic audit of the Premier Medical Aid Society which disclosed massive payments to a number of people, including senior staff.

The MDC has a policy of zero tolerance for all forms of corruption and abuse of office by officials elected on an MDC ticket or working in any local authorities that are controlled by MDC dominated Councils.

Accordingly, the President of the MDC, Dr. Morgan Tsvangirai, met yesterday with Harare City Councilors and the Harare Province leadership and instructed the Province to constitute a Commission of Enquiry immediately and to investigate the allegations and report their findings to his Office in 14 days. Once this report is received, the Party will decide on appropriate disciplinary action for any officials involved if wrong doing is confirmed.

E G Cross
Secretary for Local Government
Movement for Democratic Change
 

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