The Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) continues to hog the limelight for the wrong reasons, with an audit report from Grant Thornton showing that the entity paid approximately US$600 000 to a non-existent firm, among other anomalies.

According to the audit report of ZINARA operations between 2012 and 2013, a non-existent company, Bermipools was paid approximately US$600 000 and the money was allegedly dished out to various influential individuals and politicians.

ZBC News is in possession of documents from inside sources and investigators which reveal other clandestine deals at ZINARA.

Amongst these is a matter involving Wilmite Security, a private security firm allegedly engaged by ZINARA before its automated system to seal leakages.

The company allegedly inflated fees, claiming that it wanted to pay the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) for work done to help stem flaws.

As a result, ZINARA parted ways with US$55 000.

Documents in the possession of the ZBC News show that current attempts to reintroduce the company were resisted by the current CEO, Mrs Mathelene Mujokoro who also blocked the payment of US$10 000 to Wilmite for further engagement until authorisation was sought from the Procurement Regulation Authority of Zimbabwe.  

The sources also allege that the majority of the executive members who have been at the helm of the entity for some time, illicitly amassed wealth and invested in various personal projects and assets, allegations which are currently under investigations.

ZINARA Board Chairperson, Mr Michael Madanha confirmed the he was aware of the Wilmite case and said that they are working to totally reform ZINARA so that it complies with good corporate governance.