Zvishavane town council trio return to court

SYDNEY NCUBE
ZVISHAVANE – Three top Zvishavane Town Council managers, town secretary Tinoda Mukutu, housing Director Nhlanhla Ngwenya and Engineer Dominic Mapwashike will appear at the Zvishavane Magistrates Court on Monday again on their high profile corruption case.
The three were granted $30 000 bail each by Zvishavane Magistrate Archie Wochiunga after they were charged with criminal abuse of office.
They are accused of flouting tender procedures after allegedly re-awarding a construction tender to a company that had allegedly failed the job the first time.
It is alleged that sometime in 2016 council entered into partnership with JM Construction for the servicing of 27 central business district stands and the job had a two-year timeframe. The time lapsed before completion of the work resulting in the termination of the contract.
In 2019 the trio connived and contrary to and inconsistent with their duties, they gave the same company the go ahead to continue with the contract without going through a tender process which was unlawful.
They were granted $30 000 bail each and ordered to reside at their given addresses, not to interfere with witnesses and to report to Zvishavane CID every fortnight with their travel documents surrendered.

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