NetOne board member Dr Rangarirai Mavhunga today presented himself before Harare CID Police Anti corruption where he was arrested and taken to court for perjury.
Rumours however has it that the first accused on the same case, Susan Mutangadura is on the run and has not turned up to the police station as requested by the investigating officers.
We however could not ascertain the position by the time of print as Assistant Commissioner Nyabasa of the anti corruption unit referred us to Police spokesman Paul Themba Nyatthi who was no longer in office to confirm the facts.
According to Criminal record number 6311/2020, the director is being charged with perjury as defined in section 183 (i)(a) (b) of the criminal law codification and reform act chapter 23.
The state alleges that Ranga Mavhunga and Susan Mutangadura misrepresented facts when they signed an oath stating that Douglas Mamvura was not a NetOne Board member.
The charge sheet reads
On 6 May 2020, Susan Mutangadura,as the duly authorised Director and acting Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Netone Cellular (Private) Limited lodged a Notice of Opposition through an opposing affidavit.
Susan Mutangadura in her opposing affidavit on paragraph 29,63,68 and 78, lied that one Douglas Mamvura was not a Board Member at Netone Cellular (Private) Limited and that she had not been notified of the appointment ,when in actual fact she had been notified about the appointment through a letter dated 12/02,12020 by former Head of Finance Operations and Acting Company Secretary Tinashe Severa copied to all Board members for Netone Cellular (Private) Limited.
The accused person in his capacity as a duly authorised Board member for Netone Cellular (Private)Limited, also lodged an opposing affidavit supporting and abiding by the contents of accused l’s affidavit. The accused had no right whatsoever to act in the manner which they did.
The magistrate freed Mr Mavhunga on $10 000 rtgs bail and further remanded the matter out of custody to the 3rd of August 2020 while he was asked not interfere with witness, submit passport and reside at given address.