HARARE mayor Bernard Manyenyeni yesterday unveiled a five-member probe team to investigate the alleged unauthorised purchase of state-of-the art all-terrain vehicles by council management at a cost of $2 million.
The investigations came following reports that the money had been siphoned from the $144,4 million loan facility sourced from a Chinese bank for the rehabilitation of the city’s water reticulation system.
The team, which was ordered to report back to council within 21 days, comprises three technocrats and two councillors.
These are deputy mayor Thomas Muzuva and councillor Stewart Mtizwa who will work with renowned accountant Gabriel Chipara, engineer Richard Maasdorp and lawyer Tendai Toto.
“The team is set to investigate the implementation of $144 million and procurement of vehicles under the facility,” Manyenyeni said.
He said the team would be paid a total of $21 000 on completion of the task.