Suspended Zifa Executive Holds On To Vehicles

A source at Zifa revealed that Rushwaya had handed over the two buses following the intervention of the office of Vice President John Nkomo.

The vehicles had been donated through the late vice president Joseph Msika who was patron of both Zifa and the Warriors Trust.

The source said the buses were now parked at Nkomo’s residence until the issue is resolved.

Rushwaya was refusing to hand over the buses to Zifa contending that they did not belong to the football association but to the Warriors Trust for whom she was the co-ordinator.

She had also ordered that the buses be parked at a secret place instead of Zifa House where there is a big parking place and adequate security.

Rushwaya, however, is said to be still hanging onto the three Isuzu double cabs, donated at the same time with the buses. Two of the buses were used by former Zifa president, Wellington Nyatanga while former Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa used the other during their tenure at Zifa. Rushwaya had been using the third vehicle.

Two of the vehicles do not have registration plates.

Rushwaya could not be reached for comment. She has not said a word since her suspension as Zifa Chief Executive Officer.

A visit to a Harare hotel where the buses were parked revealed they had been removed.