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More heads to roll at GCC

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CommuTalk Reporter

GWERU City Council will take disciplinary action on all its workers implicated in the recently released forensic land audit report, Mayor Josiah Makombe has said.

Makombe made the remarks while responding to corruption allegations that had been raised from the floor.

“It is true that there was a lot of corruption that was done where funds were stolen.

“We have the forensic land audit report and all those implicated will face disciplinary action. The funds have already been used but we want to correct that,” he said.

Makombe said the forensic land audit has recommended that council should recover prejudiced property legally.

He also dismissed political interferences towards disciplinary measures to be taken and made it clear that the audit was done by government while their role is simply to implement.

“We are not only going to discipline workers but we will recover everything that was taken away from council,” he said.

“The audit was recommended by council and carried out by government. After completion of the audit, the Ministry simply handed over so that we action it.

“The government has spoken strongly against corruption, so in this case there is no interference but they are supporting,” he said.

Gweru City Council recently suspended its estates and valuations manager Gibson Chingwadza for misconduct, theft and fraud being the second senior official to be suspended after  council last year suspended the town clerk; Elizabeh Gwatipedza for incompetence and abuse of office.

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