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New twist to Milton High saga

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Allegations of a $7 449 fraud scam reported to have occurred at Milton High School in Bulawayo involving the top administration and School Development Committee (SDC) members have been rubbished as unfounded and meant to tarnish some people’s images.

SDC chairman Kizito Musekwa said even though sources behind the story preferred anonymity, those who made a report to the police over what he termed false fraud allegations were known to him and their intentions were just to fix other people with no clear evidence of any crime.

NewsDay recently reported claims by sources at the school that three top administration and SDC personnel allegedly withdrew

$7 449 from the SDC account on the pretext they wanted to purchase science textbooks for the school without the knowledge and consent of other committee members.

It is alleged after they withdrew the money, they photocopied a textbook from the school and reproduced 300 copies and claimed to have bought the books for $7 449.

National Criminal Investigation Department spokesperson Detective Inspector Augustine Zimbili confirmed recently the report over the alleged scam had been made to the police in Bulawayo and investigations were ongoing.

“All the records are there with the police. I know who made this false report to the police. It is Giyani Moyo, the SDC vice-chairman, his wife and the former treasurer Fila Lamula. They must not hide their intentions,” Musekwa said.

“Their claims are unfounded and maliciously meant to tarnish other people’s names. I am not afraid to face anyone in this case because the truth is obvious,” he fumed.

He said after the matter was reported, the school headmaster Misheck Ngwenya and deputy head Nosizi Muleya were called for questioning and those who made the report to the police were revealed to them, meaning there was nothing secret over the matter.

“The auditors were called and they said everything was above board, hence nothing criminal had happened as purported. If the auditors did not find evidence on the claims, who then is trying to find crime on people? The auditors are the complainants in such cases but in this case some people try to claim that position with no proven facts,” Musekwa said.

Bulawayo provincial education director Dan Moyo said the matter had not yet been officially brought to his attention as yet.

But SDC vice-chairman Moyo trashed Musekwa’s accusations against him and Lamula saying when the police confirmed the matter was being investigated it meant there was a case and one could only be cleared by a court of law.

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