Minister Garwe and Wife Under Fire Over Corruption


Attention ZACC Chairperson Matanda Moyo

This anonymous letter serves to inform you of the corruption Hon Minister Daniel Garwe and His Wife Sharon Mugabe perpetrated and are trying to forcibly perpertrate at the nations National Building Society Bank and NSSA.

Honourable Garwe forced himself through her wife Sharon Mugabe into the NBS Bank where they demanded an urgent loan without even being clients of the bank but pressure was that Sharon Mugabe is the Ministers wife and the instruction is she has to get a loan that has to be converted into forex so she could take her father for hospitalisation out of the country.

Sharon Mugabe was then made to submit a written application on the 18th of June 2020. Upon verification, to process the application, the Chief Finance Officer Ethel Chitanda rejected the loan application citing some irregularities.

She highlighted that Sharon Mugabe was a new client who had just submitted her account opening forms and no traceable history, also her credit rating outside the bank was poor and the bank had no provision for such a loan at that time.

However, when Minister Garwe asked who rejected his wife’s loan and find out it was Ethel, he influenced that she be fired and that was done immediately on the 19th of June 2020 for disapproving the Ministers wife loan.

This forced those who remained to immediately approve the loan and, the value of the loan was 1,4 million Rtgs at that point in time.

So imagine Sharon Mugabe Garwe was not even a client of NBS.

Instead she applied to open a bank account same day and applied for a bank loan same day.

This type of behavior leaves many Zimbabweans with unanswered questions when gross abuse of office is being done with those who tries to portray a good image to the nation yet they are actual criminals in action.

Approving 1,4 million on the pensioners monies leaves a lot to be desired especially to Sharon Mugabe Garwe who the bank had rated unsuitable for the loan beacause of her credit worthy.

Pensioners are struggling with their small amounts of pension, but when 1,4million is given to Sharon Mugabe Garwe just for being Ministers wife then thus a clear indication of the said corruption.

Above all that, Minister Garwe is forcing his way to have the bank fund an illegal housing development scheme taking place in Melfort Goromonzi.

Despite that our banks technocrats have raised a flag against it, Hon Garwe has proceeded to issue a statement in the sundaymail that NBS Bank is going to be financing the housing project in partnership with his ministry and NSSA and even erected a billboard to that effect on the illegal construction on the ground purpoting that its part of the President Mnangagwas vision 2030 and national regularisation programme.

The program was even flighted on ZTV several times on and around the 26th of October and youths with dustcoats that carried government logos were seen on the ground breaking ceremony where His Excellency was said to be officiating yet our bank was not even aware of it.

This has tarnished the image of the bank immensely as people have been paying money to illegal land barons and coming to our offices to enquire about progress on the development which the bank is not even involved in.

Commissioner kindly attach a hotline and invite all who were misled and made to pay money for the stands on the pretext that the bank is involved as we are made to understand that the first phase of 1300 stands was fully sold with people paying a minimum of $300 deposit and now phase 2 is being sold defying the court order to stop the illegal sells but based on the strength of the Hon Minister Daniel Garwes guarantee and advertisement through the billboard, branded dustcoats, media both radio and television and print media as well.

We have agreed to write this as anonymous as we are only junior employees in the bank and obviously being pepetrated by a sitting cabinet minister we know our superiors will not report this.

Yours faithfully

Robert Tapfumaneyi