Public Service Commission officials suspended


Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa

SEVEN officials from government’s human resources arm, the Public Service Commission have been suspended from duty for allegedly engaging in corrupt activities.

The Financial Gazette has it on good authority that those implicated in the corrupt recruitment process are Patrick Jachi, Brighton Tembo, Tendai Chizhanje, Nancy Chinyoka, Vengai Dembure, Munyaradzi Marume and Joseph Ziera.

The seven were part of a scheme in which members of the commission solicited for bribes from unsuspecting members of the public looking for jobs in government.

“There were seven members of the Commission who were corruptly selling jobs, “said Betty Dimbi, the Commission’s general manager in charge of communications.

They were suspended and their cases are now before the courts.

She added: “The commission has a standing policy of zero tolerance to corruption. (We) do not charge a fee at any stage of (our) recruitment process. The Commission wishes to advise the public and all government employees not to engage in any form of bribes or solicitation in cash or kind and to report any such practices by anyone.”

The commission’s managing director, Clifford Matorera  also confirmed  that there were other several officials in line ministries whom he could not name who were suspended as part of investigations into the corrupt recruitment process.

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