During the 2013/14 farming season, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that a sales clerk at Chamama Smallholder Farmers Fertilizer Revolving Fund Satellite Depot in Kasungu was selling FISP fertilizer at K2500 per 50kg bag instead of K500 and he was pocketing the difference.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau instituted investigations into the matter which established that the allegation was true.
On 24 February 2015, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Tawanda Masiye who was then working as a Temporary Sales Clerk at Chamama Smallholder Farmers Fertilizer Revolving Fund satellite Depot.
He was taken to Kasungu Magistrate’s Court. He was charged with corrupt transactions by or with private bodies contrary to Section 26(1) of the Corrupt Practices Act. He was granted bail on the following conditions:
i) Produced K15,000.00 cash to the Court as bail bond
ii) Produced one surety bonded at K20, 000.00 not cash.
He will be taken to Court on 10th and 11th March, 2015 for trial.
EGRITA M. NDALA
SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL