THE Department of Immigration has accused some of its workers of launching a smear campaign against the organisation, following reports that the top brass was involved in massive sexual abuse and corruption.
by Tafadzwa Mutacha
Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, immigration principal director Clement Masango accused workers’ representative Nkosana Mtunzi and two other employees, Sheila Moyo and Emily Mupeti, of leading the smear campaign.
“The public should be made aware that the group of malcontents led by one Nkosana Mtunzi were dismissed from the service after due process by laid down disciplinary procedure, Mtunzi is ‘selling a dummy’ as the adage goes and there is no entity called immigration workers representative in the department,” he said. “Consequently, Mtunzi has been loitering and gallivanting in immigration uniform without performing any work for the government. He had no office, no assigned tasks and was not accountable or reporting to anyone in the department.”
Masango said Mtunzi also took the department, Ministry of Home Affairs and the Public Service Commission to court and the case had been dragging since then until 15 February 2018 when the High court dismissed it.
Masango said Moyo and Mupeti who alleged to have been sexually harassed by their bosses should have reported the cases to the police.
Moyo and Mupeti recently appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio on Labour where they broke down in tears as they narrated how a director allegedly sexually harassed them, and after they rejected his advances since 2017.