Rushwaya Zifa Probe Continues

Rushwaya was over the weekend asked to testify before the team becoming the first person to do so in a probe that will also see former Zifa president Wellington Nyatanga give his testimony.

A source at Zifa revealed that the team wanted all documentation and details with regards to the trips from Rushwaya. It also wanted to know the sums of money received by the Warriors and Zifa as an association and the importance of getting involved in such matches, on top of other things.

Rushwaya is the head of the Zifa office, which was responsible for facilitating the trips to Asia where the Warriors were humiliated by such high scoring margins like 4-0 and 6-0 by lowly ranked countries like Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore which does not have a history in world football.

A senior member of the Zifa officer Jonathan Musavengana has already been suspended with regards to these matches.

Allegations are that the Warriors, their technical staff and senior football officials were paid large sums of money to rig matches on the instigation of a betting syndicate.

Rushwaya refused to talk about this issue refeering all questions to Gumede who could not be reached for comment. Gumede who arrived in Harare for the probe on Saturday morning is said to have gone back to his Bulawayo base.

Gumede’s team which also includes Bendict Moyo and Methembe Ndlovu has been tasked to finish off their investigation by 8 July before handing over the results of the probe to the Sport and Recreation Commission for actioning.

Surprisngly a probe by the same Sport and Recreation Commission over the same case and undertaken in December last year was still to make its findings public.