Zifa Freezes Salaries

The employees have not been paid their April salaries and are not sure whether they will get those due for this month.

This follows a directive from Zifa president Cuthbert Dube following a board meeting that the salaries be frozen until the audit, which is being supervised by Zifa board member finance, Ellito Kasu is completed.

The audit also includes Zifa properties.

Three of the cars, Isuzu double cabs which were donated by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe are the subject of an ownership wrangle between the association and its Chief Executive Officer Henrietta Rushwaya.

Rushwaya is claiming the cars belong to the Warriors Trust of which, she, is the only remaining member.

Ksu confirmed they have not yet paid their employees adding that they will only do so after getting to know who is who and is doing what at the Zifa offices.

Kasu said it would not make any sense for his board to pay two secretaries when the job requires one hence the need for the audit.

A source at Zifa said that the board was concerned with the huge number of junior staffers who were related to one senior member or the other saying the office had become like a family affair.

Kasu, however, could not be drawn into revealing when the audit would be completed saying this was also subject to availability of some documents. Rushwaya could not be reached for comment.