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MP wants to investigate Mugabe’s role in appointment of boards

Members of Parliament want to investigate the role of the Office of the President and Cabinet in the processing of board appointments in State Enterprises and local authorities. This was one of the recommendations made today by Mutasa South Member of Parliament Irene Zindi when she introduced a motion calling for the appointment of an 18- member parliamentary committee to play an oversight role on corruption in the country. The government appointed an agency to do that but the country’s legislators are arguing that it is their duty because all institutions and agencies of the State at every level are accountable to Parliament. They also want to investigate nepotism, cronyism and regionalism in the appointment of boards and staff members as well as allegations that ministers are getting vehicles and other perks from State enterprises and local authorities. The country has been rocked by scandals at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, Premier Services Medical Aid Society, Air Zimbabwe, the National Social Security Authority, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority and the Harare City Council.

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