ZETDC employees in the Midlands province have welcome the arrest of the suspended southern region manager King Dube by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) last week saying there are ready to assist with investigations to unearth more corrupt activities at the company.
According to workers who spoke to The Sun, Dube’s arrest is a just tip on an iceberg as they have more information on corrupt activities which involves other senior employees in the province.
“We are ready and willing to assist ZACC to unearth more cases of corruption and disappearance of ZEDTC asserts especially in farming areas. There are cases of favoritism, sexual harassment and abuse of office against some senior officers which should be investigated,” said an employee who requested not to be named.
King Dube was arrested on allegations of using one of the power utility’s employees as his domestic worker, thus prejudicing the company of over US$17 000.
Dube, who was suspended on allegations of engaging in underhand dealings together with eight other senior Zesa officials from the region, appeared before Gweru magistrate Edwin Marecha facing criminal abuse of office charges.“He was remanded to March 29 on $20 000 bail and ordered to surrender his passport, reside at the given address, report three times a week at Gweru Central Police Station and not to interfere with investigations.
The prosecution alleged that from January 2013 to the end of February 2017, Dube allegedly ordered a Zesa employee, to work as a domestic worker at his residence in Gweru.
Homa was on the electricity utility’s payroll and Dube assigned him to do domestic duties at his home.
During the said period, Homa received US$17 568 in salaries from Zesa although he was working at Dube’s private home.