NSSA GM sent on leave


Harare (New Ziana) – The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has sent its general manager, Arthur Manase on forced leave to facilitate investigations into suspected corruption at the pension fund.

NSSA board chairman, Percy Toriro, said the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) and the board itself, among other parties, were involved in the investigations.

Several allegations of massive financial impropriety have been leveled against senior NSSA managers, prompting a public rebuke by President Emmerson Mnangagwa a few weeks ago.

In a statement, Toriro said the board was concerned about the allegations, and would spare no effort to arrest the rot, if proven.

“Stakeholders must have followed with concern several allegations of problems at NSSA over the past few months. The challenges are multi-layered and could be attributable to a variety of factors,” he said.

“A comprehensive investigation has been instituted to get to the bottom of the matters. To support this and ensure that the exercise is conducted in an independent and transparent environment, the board is sending the General Manager on leave until the exercise is complete.

“The board fully supports all investigations as it believes this will restore confidence in NSSA. The board has, in the interim, appointed Dr Charles Shava, director of occupational safety and health as acting general manager to ensure business continuity whilst the investigation takes place.”

Reports indicate that Manase and several other top managers allegedly received undue housing and motor vehicle loans, grants and allowances running into thousands of US dollars from NSSA.
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