ZVISHAVANE – The trial of three Zvishavane Council managers, namely: Town Secretary Tinoda Mukutu, Housing Director Nhlanhla Ngwenya and Engineer Dominic Mapwashike who are facing charges of criminal abuse of office has finally been set.
The trial will start on 26 May 2022 following their suspension on May 19, 2021
The trio recently attempted to have themselves removed from remand but this was denied by the hearing magistrate.
They are accused of re-awarding a construction company a tender after the same company failed to complete the job for the first time.
It is the State case that in 2016 council entered into a partnership with JM Constructions for the servicing of 27 CBD Extension stands and the work was for two years but the time lapsed resulting in the termination of the contract.
In 2019 the trio connived and contrary to and inconsistent with their duties, gave the same construction company the go ahead to continue with the contract without going through a tender process which was unlawful. https://masvingomirror.com