|Auditor bares all in Chi-town council case|
|Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00|
CHITUNGWIZA Municipality chief internal auditor yesterday said US$280 000 was siphoned from council’s two bank accounts without requisite supporting documents. Mr Takesure Mudiwa was giving evidence in the ongoing trial of former Chitungwiza town clerk Godfrey Tanyanyiwa, accused of defrauding council of US$700 000.
Mr Mudiwa, who was responsible for auditing all departments before being suspended, said it was not unusual for the council to give loans to its employees, especially vehicle loans.
He said one would apply for a loan to the chamber secretary and the management would deliberate whether to issue the loan or not.
Asked by prosecutor Mr Oliver Marwa if Tanyanyiwa had made such an application, Mr Mudiwa said he did not look at loans because there were not many and he did not consider them a risk last year, adding that he was not aware that the former town clerk applied for a loan.
“I noticed there was a transfer of US$200 000 and US$80 000 done through RTGS but there were no supporting documents through council.
“There was no originating letter showing who had authorised the transfers,” he said.
Mr Mudiwa, who claimed to have been suspended over charges being faced by Tanyanyiwa, said he told the town clerk about the issue and he said he was aware of the transfers.
He said Tanyanyiwa informed him that the transfers were for Nyatsime stands and the finance department.
Tanyanyiwa is appearing before magistrate Mr Hosea Mujaya.