The Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission will reportedly start investigating Gweru City Council after the city’s councillors reportedly reported the management for abusing the council’s resources which has affected service delivery, Sunday News reports.
The matter came to light in an interview when Gweru City Mayor Josiah Makombe said they have invited ZACC to investigate corruption allegations at the council:
The audit exposed a lot of things. It exposed corruption at the local authority. I have said it over and over again that there is serious corruption at council and we need to deal with it if we are really sincere when it comes to improving service delivery.
This money is ratepayers’ money. It is our money as residents. Some of the issues are the packages that the directors and other managers are getting which are ridiculous. That needs to be revisited. Following the forensic audit report we have invited Zacc to come and look into the issues of corruption at council. We want them to investigate the matters raised. We will not leave any stone unturned.
ZACC will reportedly start the investigations this week and ZACC spokesperson John Makamure said they will definitely respond to a report submitted by Gweru City Council.