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ZESA boss steals 9 180 litres of fuel

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The Mnangagwa administration made it clear that corruption in the public offices will not be tolerated. ZESA Holdings head of Group Performance and Audit Obson Matunga who allegedly stole 9 180 liters of fuel from the power utility company between January 2018 and December 2019 was on Thursday was yesterday freed on $10 000 bail.

Matunga had been arrested on fraud and theft of trust property charges, allegations which also included allocating 3 440 liters to a broken down vehicle.

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Harare regional magistrate Trynois Utahwashe who remanded him to October 23. It is the State’s case that between January 2018 and December 2019 Matunja would request fuel coupons for six pool vehicles that were used in his department.

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The court heard that Matunja would then allocate the fuel to his subordinates and during the same period he allegedly received 23 260 liters. Prosecutors said Matunja would request fuel for his workmates, including those who will be off duty.

Matunja is said to have distributed 14 080 liters and allegedly converted the remainder to his own use.ZESA is said to have lost US$3 921 as a result of Matunja’s conduct.

Source: ZimMorningPost