Senior manager lived large with one O-Level

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Senior manager lived large with one O-Level

Daniel Nemukuyu

Investigations Editor

The former top operations manager at the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (Zimche), Mrs Florence Chimbunu, who was exposed recently for using allegedly fake certificates when only a single O-Level pass could be certified, lived large, enjoying luxurious perks at the country’s quality regulator of degree and diploma programmes.

After landing the top managerial post in January this year, Mrs Chimbunu enjoyed the luxury of a private security guard, an all-terrain Toyota Hilux double cab vehicle, school fees and international holiday allowances.

This lifestyle was cut short after Zimche discovered she was using allegedly fake academic and tertiary qualifications.

Mrs Chimbunu’s contract of employment shows that she was entitled to a five-day international holiday and daily allowance for two people annually, payment of school fees for three children, 340 litres of fuel monthly, a landline telephone and wi-fi allowance, professional association allowance and dressing allowance. Zimche would also pay tertiary fees for Chimbunu, her spouse and three children.

She was also entitled to a domestic worker’s allowance and a monthly retention allowance, entertainment allowance, medical aid cover for spouse and four dependants, cellphone and housing allowances.

Chimbunu has been enjoying the benefits for the first nine months of 2020 after her promotion in January to a top manager, having originally started as a receptionist.

She reportedly produced fake certificates indicating she had five O-Level passes plus tertiary qualifications.

She ran out of luck when a human resource audit checked up.

The embarrassed education quality regulator and Mrs Chimbunu have now parted company, although it is unknown if she resigned or was fired.

This was after Zimche found via the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council and the Higher Examination Council that she had submitted fake qualifications.

She was caught after a Zimche internal audit, a check normally done by human resources officers before one is hired. Chimbunu has since been arrested for fraud and forgery and she now awaits trial.

She was promoted under a restructuring initiated by the new chief executive, Professor Kuzvinetsa Dzvimbo.

The recent restructuring saw the recruitment of 11 new managers, creating a management-rich organisation.

The new positions included two chief directors, directors of finance, audit, administration, information and communications technology (ICT) and chief operations officer, the post held by Chimbunu, among other positions, in addition to the other managers already in employ.

The new appointees assumed duty on January 6, 2020, after being selected in interviews conducted in November last year. Daniel Nemukuyu

Investigations Editor

The former top operations manager at the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (Zimche), Mrs Florence Chimbunu, who was exposed recently for using allegedly fake certificates when only a single O-Level pass could be certified, lived large, enjoying luxurious perks at the country’s quality regulator of degree and diploma programmes.

After landing the top managerial post in January this year, Mrs Chimbunu enjoyed the luxury of a private security guard, an all-terrain Toyota Hilux double cab vehicle, school fees and international holiday allowances.

This lifestyle was cut short after Zimche discovered she was using allegedly fake academic and tertiary qualifications.

Mrs Chimbunu’s contract of employment shows that she was entitled to a five-day international holiday and daily allowance for two people annually, payment of school fees for three children, 340 litres of fuel monthly, a landline telephone and wi-fi allowance, professional association allowance and dressing allowance. Zimche would also pay tertiary fees for Chimbunu, her spouse and three children.

She was also entitled to a domestic worker’s allowance and a monthly retention allowance, entertainment allowance, medical aid cover for spouse and four dependants, cellphone and housing allowances.

Chimbunu has been enjoying the benefits for the first nine months of 2020 after her promotion in January to a top manager, having originally started as a receptionist.

She reportedly produced fake certificates indicating she had five O-Level passes plus tertiary

qualifications.

She ran out of luck when a human resource audit checked up.

The embarrassed education quality regulator and Mrs Chimbunu have now parted company, although it is unknown if she resigned or was fired.

This was after Zimche found via the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council and the Higher Examination Council that she had submitted fake qualifications.

She was caught after a Zimche internal audit, a check normally done by human resources officers before one is hired. Chimbunu has since been arrested for fraud and forgery and she now awaits trial.

She was promoted under a restructuring initiated by the new chief executive, Professor Kuzvinetsa Dzvimbo.

The recent restructuring saw the recruitment of 11 new managers, creating a management-rich organisation.

The new positions included two chief directors, directors of finance, audit, administration, information and communications technology (ICT) and chief operations officer, the post held by Chimbunu, among other positions, in addition to the other managers already in employ.

The new appointees assumed duty on January 6, 2020, after being selected in interviews conducted in November last year.

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    Dr Ace Mukadota PhD 2 weeks ago

    Thats one more than Comrade Doctor Grace marujata Mugabe PhD had before she met Robert and successfullly bedded the old man.
    He was over the moon with his being able to hook up with a young beauty even though one without a brain.

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    Ndonga 2 weeks ago

    Always something unprofessional out of our The Herald. Why did they repeat the same story twice?
    But perhaps they had an empty space on that page that they could not fill.
    But besides that, it’s very strange that our Florence Chimbunu was able to deceive all her fellow executives and even the ordinary workers in the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education that she had a tertiary education qualification.
    For God’s sake it was the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education after all!
    Surely the first question they would have asked her while chatting would have been which university did you go to? Far less, what questions was she was asked at her job interview?
    At both places she would then have had to give an answer.
    The next question would have been something like did you know my brother Tichawona so and so as he went to that University.
    Then the rat would surely have been out of the bag. Probably on her very first day in her new overpaid job.
    Yes, even before she collected the keys to her very expensive all-terrain Toyota Hi Lux double cab vehicle… or organised the tickets for that free overseas holiday… that we poor taxpayers were paying for.
    Something very, very strange here…in any other country wet manure would have hit our Florence…on her “work” day one.