henry rushwaya.jpgThe much-awaited disciplinary hearing into allegations of mismanagement, corruption and match-fixing by ZIFA Chief Executive Officer Henrietta Rushwaya entered its 2nd day on Thursday with more witnesses giving evidence before the investigating committee.

The disciplinary hearing was postponed on several occassions to allow her attorneys to study the allegations. Rushwaya’s lawyer Selby Hwacha contested the composition of the disciplinary hearing committee in which Custom Kachambwa is chairman.

He also maintained that the disciplinary hearing case be referred to the Labour Tribunal.

The ZIFA CEO was suspended on July 27, pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing into allegations of mismanagement, match-fixing and linking the national soccer team, The Warriors to an Asian betting syndicate.

She also stands accused of allowing premiership club Monomotapa United football Club to go to Asia to play under the guise of a national team.

The proceedings at a local hotel are being held behind closed doors and are not open to members of the public.

The association announced the charges against Rushwaya after the completion of an investigation into betting and bribery allegations relating to a Zimbabwe Warriors tour of Malaysia in December last year. The team lost 6-0 to Syria and 3-0 to Thailand in the mini-tournament.

Rushwaya has denied any wrongdoing.  The disciplinary hearing continues tomorrow.