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Breaking…Top government official arrested over CAAZ and Zinara scandal

The legal secretary in the ministry of transport and infrastructural development Angeline Karonga has been arrested. This follows a crackdown on top officials in the ministry’s various arms which saw the arrest and subsequent suspension of Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) general manager David Chawota this week.

She was picked by police on Thursday night for questioning regarding corrupt activities in the ministry.

This comes as startling information has revealed that Zinara apparently paid $868 832 to a company headed by National Railways of Zimbabwe Board member and Transport ministry legal director Angeline Karonga.

A snap survey by ZOOMZimbabwe shows that bitumen lands in Zimbabwe for between $18 000 and $24 000 per truck-load but Akodal was selling it for over $45 000 per load.

According to the Registrar of Companies records, Karonga co-owns the company with Civil Aviation of Zimbabwe (Caaz) general manager David Chawota, who himself is under probe at the parastatal he heads.

Karonga and Chawota are named as directors of Akodal Consultancy Services (Akodal), which received payments from Zinara between March 2012 and September 2013 for bitumen that it supplied to the parastatal.

This comes as Government this week suspended Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe chief executive officer Mr David Chawota (59) who is before the courts facing charges of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly awarded a tender amounting to 27 900 000 euros to a Spanish company for the procurement of the country’s airspace management systems.

More to follow…

-New Zimbabwe 

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