City treasurer finally fired

City Treasurer Albert Zingwe, who was suspended last year on allegations of corruption, has been fired.


Government minister Ignatius Chombo made a dramatic U-turn and fired Zingwe, 10 months after he ordered the council to unconditionally reinstate him with full benefits.

Zingwe was in August 2011 relieved of his duties after a four-member investigating commission found him guilty of corruption. However, Chombo wrote to the council insisting that the treasurer be reinstated. The move caused an impasse with the city fathers who refused to take Chombo’s instructions.

According to minutes of a recent full council meeting held at town house, The Zimbabwean can reveal that the council and local government ministry have fired Zingwe.

Part of Chombo’s letter to city mayor Shadreck Tobaiwa reads: “The said team’s report also indicated that indeed Zingwe as head of department was liable for the infringements in his department and therefore guilty as accused, it is therefore against this background that I wish to uphold council as well as Local Government Board decision that Zingwe remains dismissed.”

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