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ZINARA bosses in court for obstructing ZACC investigation

TWO Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) directors Adam Zvandasara and Gilfern Moyo have appeared in court facing four counts of obstructing course of justice.

Circumstances that led to the duo’s arrest are that on 7 October this year, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) served ZINARA with a warrant of Search and Seizure requesting the organisation to avail certain documents for ongoing investigations.

The court heard that with the intent to defeat or obstruct the course of justice, Human Resources Director Adam Zvandasara and Finance Director Gilfern Moyo, together with ZINARA Chief executive Officer, transferred Jeremiah Singende to skyline tollgate, and Munyaradzi Tongoona to Eskbank toll gate.

Furthermore, the two accused transferred Tonderai Marange to Infralink and Nathaniel Tembo to Management accounting from Head office finance department.

The State led by Netsai Mushayabasa and Audrey Chogumaira made an application challenging the duo’s legal representatives’ fitness to stand in for them.

According to the state, the defence counsel is not fit to represent the duo since he is also an external representative of the accused’s employer ZINARA, hence a conflict of interest.

However, the defence counsel argued that there is absolutely nothing wrong in representing the two.

The defence also submitted that their case is not a criminal one but a pure labour dispute which should not be heard before the criminal court.

The trio transferred them fully aware that ZACC was investigating allegations of criminal abuse of office and that the complainants were assisting with investigations.

The two were remanded in custody to this Monday. – ZBC

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