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ZACC Arrests Anglican Bishop Over "Unsanctioned" Levies

ZACC Arrests Anglican Bishop Over

A top Anglican cleric in Manicaland Province was this week arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on corruption allegations.

Anglican Diocese of Manicaland bishop, Eric Ruwona, members of the church’s standing committee, and four principals were arrested for collecting unsanctioned levies from their schools.

Bishop Ruwona (51), Walter Majoni (35), Daphine Mudarikwa (45), Danisa Muchichwa (40), and Promise Kunyongana (30), who constitute the church’s standing committee, were on Wednesday jointly hauled before Mutare magistrate, Prisca Manhibi, facing charges of contravening Section 21(1) (a) (b) of the Education Act, Chapter 25:04.

They were each granted $60 000 bail, and ordered to report once every Friday at CID Mutare, and not to interfere with State witnesses.

Mutare District Area public prosecutor, Tirivanhu Mutyasira told the court that the suspects resolved that parents and guardians of pupils were to pay a pre-conditional mission fund of US$500 for Form One, and US$900 for Form Five pupils before they could be enrolled in the Anglican Diocese schools.

He said there was no option of payment plan for the mission funds as it was supposed to be paid once-off.

As a result, the court heard, the parents and guardians were forced to pay US$276 250 at the five schools as mission funds.

The respective school principals were also dragged to court for demanding and collecting the mission funds.

Meanwhile, St David’s Bonda Girls’ and St Mathias Tsonzo high schools principals, Tafadzwa Matanhire (30) and Loveshaw Mupondi (27), respectively, appeared separately before Mutare provincial magistrate, Mr Langton Mukwengi, facing extortion charges over the mission funds.

They were granted $40 000 bail each with reporting conditions.

St Mary’s Magdalene principal, Bazel Matikiti (53), and St Faith’s Daniso Muchichwa (40) appeared before Manhibi over the same case.

They were also granted $40 000 bail each.

The cases will go for trial on 4 November, and the State is in possession of receipts that were issued to the parents after paying the unauthorised mission funds.

Those who paid the pre-conditional mission funds were duly given offer letters which will be produced in court as well as evidence.

More: Manica Post


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12 Comments

James Jackson 7 months ago

Sika sika nema Missions which are trying to maintain education standards leaving out IPEC(among others) kune vakuru vanozvibigger nokuburitsa vana vavo mbavha muhusungwa. Cry my beloved Zimbabwe.


Daily prophecy 7 months ago

Corruption is everywhere asi zacc ndaifunga yakaisirwa kupedza corruption yehupfumi hwenyika


Bncjchc 7 months ago

Kkkkkk


blaz venyu 7 months ago

izvi ndezve church Zacc shld be more focused on zvinobata nyika nxaaaa what a shameful committie


Gogodera 7 months ago

At work kkkkk


Tk 7 months ago

Haaaa vanobuda vese avo zacc yakasunga vangani kubva ipinde bur now varipi ,, vanonyura ndevemadomasi ava vema thousands vanotorarama 5* kuprison nxae


A 7 months ago

Kkkkkkk yah zvemuno vakamarker iwe unoyenda cause veswe vanemoswa


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Tang ku 7 months ago

Zacc is biased ngaisunge maministers tione inodherera vamwe plus inopiwa authority nehurumende


Tang ku 7 months ago

Zacc is biased ngaisunge maministers tione inodherera vamwe plus inopiwa authority nehurumende


Willie Chauke 7 months ago

ZACC is at work. Becareful. You will be arrested. Kkkkkkk. Viva ZACC Viva.

IF YOU WANT TO FEEL WEIGHT OF CORRUPTION, JUST PRACTICE CORRUPTION AND YOU WILL ENJOY THE WEIGHT OF ZACC


King KODZO 7 months ago

Pretending to be a man of God yet you are the THIEVES. You will see fire. ZACC does not hesitate to do it's work unless if you are doing your job very well.

Willie Chauke 7 months ago

ZACC is at work. Becareful. You will be arrested. Kkkkkkk. Viva ZACC Viva.

IF YOU WANT TO FEEL THE WEIGHT OF CORRUPTION, JUST PRACTICE CORRUPTION AND YOU WILL ENJOY THE WEIGHT OF ZACC


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