Arrest PSMAS looters: Workers

via Arrest PSMAS looters: Workers Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Civil servants who subscribe to the Premier Service Medical Society (PSMAS) say they feel shortchanged as they were being turned away by some medical institutions due to the society’s failure to pay off its debts yet the executive was earning hefty salaries.

The civil servants say PSMAS’ poor handling of public funds has compromised the health of its subscribers, the majority of whom are government workers.

In an interview with the ZBC News, Zimbabwe Teachers Union of Zimbabwe CEO, Sifiso Ndlovu said the already fired PSMAS CEO, Cuthbert Dube and the entire management should be brought to book for looting members’ subscriptions.

“The board, which also approved these weird packages, should do the honourable thing to resign. Dr Dube should account for all this. The government should carry on with its probing of parastatals to reveal the rot in these government institutions,” he said.

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) Programmes and Communications Officer, Enock Paradzayi, however, said retiring Dr Dube without taking any legal action will be shortchanging subscribers who sacrificed their little monthly earnings to invest on their health only to fatten a few individuals’ pockets.

“We are not at all happy, we are waiting for the action the government is going to take,” said Paradzayi.

A local lawyer, Dumisani Mtombeni also believes that merely dismissing a person who is accused of gross mismanagement that borders on criminality is not enough.

Dr Dube, who has been at the helm of the country’s largest medical aid society for 24 years was sent on retirement on Monday the 27th of January while the PSMAS Board Chairperson, Meisie Makeletso Namasasu was dismissed.

The medical aid society has a US$38 million debt.



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    Gwanyamwanya We Mahobo 8 years ago

    Why do you call Cuthbert Dube a Dr, for stealing??? His doctorate is dubious and highly questionable. Call him Cuthbert Dube FULL STOP. Mbavha!

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    John Thomas 8 years ago

    “Short changed” “not happy”. Ladies and gents you have been reamed with broom handle by Cuthbert and his team and we all know you are going to do exactly nothing about it. Even right now you are still paying your deductions.

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    Bob Butson 8 years ago

    I was, a service provider ‘taken’ by Dube and his merry band of ‘gangster’ when he was the accountant for Public Services Medical Aid. The PSMAS went broke at that time, with little fanfare. He got away with it.
    Dube emerged in the ‘new look’ Premier Medical Aid Society’…..with the same result.
    But you are missing the real picture: ‘Who is standing behind him in the background”? Who was he sharing his $230K a month with? Look hard at the ‘Board’.
    But above all, wait for it all to be buried, because those in ‘high place’ are involved.
    It all falls on the shoulders of ZANU PF. A very successful 33 years of mis-rule.

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    Mzi Khumalo 8 years ago

    Why don’t the medical aid members institute a private prosecution? Surely they must call an extra-ordinary general meeting and call for new board….

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    The powers that be will not prosecute. Set ZIMRA on all the Comrades and hit them where it hurts. I’m sure they have tax evasion prison sentences and I could be wrong but I doubt they have been paying 45%.

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    Johno 8 years ago

    His real name is CASHbert Dube!

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    Chitova weGona 8 years ago

    He must spend some of his retirement time in Chikurubi or someone should hunt him down mafia style and sent him to hell quickly. He has no human heart and soul.

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    Gwanyamwanya We Mahobo 8 years ago

    Chitova weGona you are spot-on!