Former NetOne CEO Reward Kangai appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Rumbidzai Mugwagwa facing 21 counts of criminal abuse of office charges. Kangai is being accused of hand-picking his relatives and close associates for contracts to erect the company’s base stations before paying them rentals in advance.
He was remanded to January 31 on $800 bail and was ordered to surrender his passport, report to the police once a week and not to interfere with witnesses. His lawyer Mr Nyasha Munetsi said there were no reasonable grounds for Kangai’s arrest arguing that the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) had not carried out proper investigations.
It is the State’s case that Kangai showed favour to Bopela Family Trust by authorising the advance rental payment of $10 500, which covered a period of 21 months. Richwood Sports Club was paid $33 000, which covered a period of five years, while Avondale Christian Church was paid $27 000, which covered three years. It is alleged that house No. 514 Chipembere Road, Windsor Park in Ruwa, Harare was paid $5 400 when NetOne has no provision for advance rental payments.
Reward Kangai is the former Chief Executive Officer of NetOne Zimbabwe. He was appointed Managing Director at the founding of NetOne when the former Posts and Telecommunications Corporation of Zimbabwe (PTC) was of disbanded to create TelOne, NetOne and Zimpost. In March 2016, Kangai was… Read More About Reward Kangai
NetOne Zimbabwe was the first mobile phone operator in Zimbabwe, the company was launched in 1996. The company is a privately owned company in which the Zimbabwe government has a stake and was formed as a subsidiary of the Posts and Telecommunications. Corporation (PTC). Service… Read More About NetOne
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), is a body that has the constitutional mandate to corruption. ZACC is administered under the Office of the President and Cabinet. In the past it was under the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is one of the two Chapter 13… Read More About Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission
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