Former ZIFA Head Allowed To Travel

The Herald reports that former ZIFA chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya yesterday had her bail conditions temporarily suspended to allow her to attend business meetings in South Africa and Dubai.

We see this as a rather unfortunate turn of event and may send the wrong message to would-be corrupt soccer official.

Rushwaya is at the center of a soccer scandal that has rocked Zimbabwe and is facing 11counts of concealing transactions from the principal, two counts of fraud and 15 others of bribery involving US$1 million.

When she last appeared in court Rushwaya was granted US$500 bail and ordered to report to the police once every fortnight, not to interfere with investigations and to surrender her passport to the Clerk of Court until the matter was finalised.

Just two days ago we published a story about how Chinese authorities were clamping down on corruption by arresting guilty officials. Zimbabwe on the other hand seems to have chosen to go the opposite direction.

Lets hope she returns.