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Tensions brewing at Red Cross

Tension is escalating within the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) as the organisation holds elections to choose its board of governors.

ZRCS has been conducting elections to usher in a new board starting from the districts and provinces across the country.

The exercise, which started on June 22 and characterised by mudslinging, backbiting and bickering, is set to end by November 30 when the organisation holds the national elections.

The run-up to the national polls has been so nasty that last Wednesday, Edson Mlambo, the incumbent national president, was hauled before the courts to answer to abuse of office charges.

Charges against Mlambo emanate from one of the two internal anonymous reports on the organisation’s operations, compiled by the factions within the ZRCS family.

One of the reports with allegations of nepotism and corruption within the organisation’s ranks is said to have been leaked to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc).

However, Zacc spokesperson John Makamure yesterday could not be reached to confirm if the anti-graft body had received the whistleblowers’ reports from ZRCS.

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