Axed NetOne boss Reward Kangai who was officially sacked yesterday is believed to be contesting the executive board’s judgement to have his contract terminated.
In one of our #Mondayblues we revealed that the suspended executives had blown close to $500 000 and it was only a matter of time before the axe fell on their necks.
By TechnoMag Reporter
It is understood that Mr Kangai is one of the employees challenging their expulsion..
The Herald has reported that the team comprising of chief executive officer Mr Reward Kangai, Mrs Memory Mandiya Ndoro (executive public relations and special projects), Mr Prosper Muvengwa (executive retail and sales), Mr Lindon Nkomo (legal executive) and Mr Rafael Mushanawani (chief information officer) who were on forced leave had their contracts quashed by the company’s board.
Price Waterhouse Coopers conducted a forensic audit at the instigation of the Auditor-General’s Office early this year and unearthed a number of irregularities.
NetOne board chairperson, Mr Alex Marufu confirmed the termination of contracts for all the managers who were on forced leave since March this year.
“They were all (contracts of employment) terminated with two weeks’ notice in line with the law,” said Mr Marufu. “Despite the findings (of the audit) against them, the board chose not to go the route of protracted hearings and possible court proceedings.
“A few are challenging the decision but the majority have accepted their fate and the company is in the process of paying them off. I cannot reveal the names at this moment in time.”
It is understood that Mr Kangai is one of the employees challenging their expulsion. Mr Marufu said the board was yet to come up with a decision on a number of long overdue debts by management.
One of the controversial issues at the parastatal is that management, led by Mr Kangai owned Firstel Cellular in their individual capacities but do not want to pay the $11 million that they owe the mobile operator. The HeraldOnline