JUST IN: Former Zinara boss jailed

Source: JUST IN: Former Zinara boss jailed | The Herald 15 NOV, 2019

JUST IN: Former Zinara boss jailed
Simon Taranhike

Prosper Dembedza Court Correspondent
Former Zinara Finance Director Simon Mudzingwa Taranhike has been jailed for 15 months after being found guilty of criminal abuse of office.

Harare regional magistrate Mr Hosea Mujaya initially sentenced Taranhike to 30 months in prison before suspending 6 months on condition of good behaviour. Another 9 months were suspended on condition that Taranhike restitutes 1 800 litres of fuel to Zinara before December 31 2019.

In passing sentence, Mr Mujaya said he took into consideration that Taranhike is a first offender and a family man. Mr Mujaya said it is true that Taranhike did not directly benefit from the commission of the offence. He further stated that Taranhike lost his job as a result of the offence.

Mr Mujaya, however, said the court cannot turn a blind eye on corrupt activities and should pass an exemplary sentence.


  • comment-avatar
    Mapingu 4 years ago

    Tipeivo ma-serious! You cannot tell us a whole Finance Director could only steal fuel and our money-purse was safely & faithfully kept by the same thief. Kutibata kumeso vachivharirana chimbavha chenyu. Munhu akaba zvakawandisa uyu. Hapana mutongo waambopuwa unoenderana nekuba kwake apa. Of coz its not the court’s fault – its the investigators. They were given part of the loot and ignored bigger issues only to talk of a 1000 litres of fuel. nxaaa!