BUSTED: Masimba Construction Employees Selling Cement, Diesel Meant For Chimanimani Road Rehabilitation Programme
24 January 2020
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By Jane Mlambo| Unconfirmed reports indicate that Masimba Construction formerly Murray and Roberts employees are selling cement and diesel meant for road rehabilitation programme in the process stalling progress to restore infrastructure in the cyclone ravaged district of Chimanimani.

In a message posted on Chimanimani Updates Facebook page, one Lovex Kimbini Itai said he has it on good authority that Masimba Construction employees were selling a bag of cement for USD$5 while a litre of diesel was going for USD$1.

Skyline Road, Masimba Construction has once again let us down, I hear they are selling cement meant for construction @ 5usd per bag in the location, diesel @ $1usd per litre zvavo,” said Lovex Kimbini before posting pictures of an incomplete bridge.

A bag of cement costs between USD$8 and USD$10 in hardwares while fuel is being sold for ZWL$18.90 for diesel which is below USD$1 at parallel market rates.

Early this week, transport minister Biggie Matiza visited Chimanimani to assess progress made in the rehabilitation of roads following a disastrous cyclone idai that left over 500 people dead while road infrastructure worth millions of dollars was destroyed.

Efforts to get a comment from Masimba Construction are still underway.