NetOne CEO Mr Lazarus Muchenje, Board Member Paradzai Chakona and 6 other managers have been arrested and currently detained at Avondale police station, TechnoMag can exclusively reveal.
When TechnoMag visited the police station this afternoon, we managed to speak with the Board Chairman, CEO and Tawanda Sibanda, who were at Avondale Police station While the other 5 executives were detained at different police stations.
The other senior management members are Tinashe Severa, Darlington Gutu, Tanyaradzwa Chingombe and Spencer Manguwo.
The three were upbeat and in high spirits, stating that they have been arrested on the same allegations that have been dropped by the police, insisting that the charges were baseless and mere move to break them down as these charges were not even in any audit report.
“We have been jointly charged under allegations of conniving and contravening the law on issues of NetOne international traffic calls, authorizing Mr Muchenje’s rented house and hiring of service car when his broke down” said one of the arrested .
When TechnoMag tried to get the actual charge sheet from the police post, we were told that there were not accessible as the police were only served with 242 forms for detention, while the charge sheet was still with Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission officers.
The six will spend the night in police custody as they await to appear before the courts tomorrow for bail application.