Telecel Zimbabwe’s board of directors has announced that its acting chairperson, Jane Mutasa, has been suspended from the board to enable her to defend herself against the criminal charges that have been preferred against her in Zimbabwe.
The following statement was issued after a board meeting that took place today:
“At the extraordinary board meeting of the Board of Telecel Zimbabwe, held on March 19, 2010, the directors resolved to suspend Mrs Mutasa as director of the company to afford her an opportunity to defend herself against the charges that have been preferred against her by the state following allegations of fraud brought to the police by the company.
“The board has also abolished the position of acting chairperson that Mrs Mutasa carried.”
Mutasa was arrested about two weeks ago on allegations of defrauding Telecel Zimbabwe of US$750 000 in an airtime scam involving several employees at the mobile operator.