In what has become a great case for Zimbabwe’s development, corruption 215 drums or 43 000 litres of tar have gone missing at a Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development deport in Chivhu.
Police have not ruled out an inside job. The tar is for one of the Government’s major projects to expand Harare-Beitbridge Highway which has outlived its lifespan as it has become dangerous and a source to fatal accidents. The mater was reported to policee.
The Mirror has established that the value of the tar is RTGS I million. Mashonaland East Police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza confirmed the case of the missing tar but could not say when it was stolen.
The Minister of Transport Joel Biggie Matiza said he was in a meeting when t for comment. The Mirror has established that Chivhu Deport received 250 drums of tar each holding 200 litres on March 4; 5 and 6. The drums were offloaded outside Chivhu Ministry of Transport at Chivhu deport but they were not officially handed over to anyone for safekeeping.
The Mirror gathered that the security details safeguarding were not advised to also protect the drums.
On April 8, Tendai Nyangwande who is a clerk at the depot visited the site and found out that 215 drums were missing and then made a police report.
— The Mirror