Charles Kuwaza, a former deputy Chair of the RBZ board and fired Chairman of the State Procurement Board has died. Kuwaza who was facing criminal charges in the zimbabwean courts leaped to his death from his office at 9th Floor Club Chambers in Harare CBD.
He was accompanied by his wife and some family members who are believed to have witnessed his fall as they were awaiting in the vehicle. He was out on a $2000.00 bail on charges of corruption, theft and criminal activities prejudicing the State of well over USD$1Million and ZWD$2.5Billion at the time of committing.
“He walked in shortly after 11am and greeted us. Nothing appeared out of the normal with him except that we hadn’t seen him since around January this year”, said a security guard at the premise.
“There was no one in the building as its a public holiday. Around thirty minutes later, we heard a loud noise outside to which we assumed was a traffic collision. Upon investigating, we saw his bleeding body on the tarmac. It was a disturbing sight”, added the security personnel.
Kuwaza who made headlines when he refused to appear before the parliamentary board to give his side of the story on the allegations unearthed by the the Office of The President & cabinet audit team was officially relieved of his duties by the President himself triggering the ongoing legal saga that is speculated to have finally pushed him to his demise.
Approached for comment on behalf of his client and family, the family lawyer, Mr Shadreck Chisoko requested that the family and law enforcement be given time to reconcile what has happened and will make comment soon.