Rumor mill and speculation in the Sundaymail today has it that the suspended NetOne CEO, Mr Reward Kangai has been fired effectively, for corruption and malpractices, a matter which the Comptroller General has been investigating for the past 6months.
However , #MondayBlues really loves it juicy and fresh, but hold your guns the NetOne executive is still officially on suspension and no letters of dismissal have been served to him, officially, so he has not been fired, or at least as yet.
The NetOne board Chairman Mr Alex Marufu refused to comment over the matter and insisted that it was not the time to comment neither did he confirm or deny the rumors, adding doubt to the development, as his board was purported to have fired Kangai.
Effort to reach the minister of ICT Postal and Courier Services Hon Supa Mandiwanzira were fruitless as his phone went unanswered.
When yours truly then contacted the Suspended NetOne executive Mr Reward Kangai, he showed pure ignorance of any dismissal and neither was he served with the letter, insisting that he is still waiting for results before any decision could have been made.
I have not been served with any letter of dismissal, I’m still awaiting the results of the forensic audit which i know are already out and the board has not communicated with me since the extension of my suspension on the 13th, I am also hearing about the news from the media as well”
Kangai said that the board has never communicated with him since the extension of the suspension and he is yet to receive the initial outcome of the audit report.
However, it seems there has not been any good standing between Kangai and his board, and his chances of survival are very slim as serious board squabbles saw the other three board members packing over differences in approaching the matter.
The major highlighted issues are that of NetOne directors who are also shareholders in FirstTel, which in turn owes NetOne $11million, a case of conflict of interest and alleged underhand deals.
FirstTel’s co-owners include NetOne executives Mr Lyndon Nkomo, Ms Memory Moyo, Mr Matavire (now late) and Mr Godfrey Tarupuhwa (former finance director).
Kangai had contested these creating a major showdown during a parliamentary portfolio review.
His last fight was approaching the president of Zimbabwe to seek help as he alleged that it was now more personal than professional.
Hon minister of ICTPS, Supa Mandiwanzira said if Kangai is found guilty, he shall face imprisonment.