Job Whabira
BornJob Whabira
(1939-02-21) February 21, 1939 (age 81)
ResidenceZimbabwe
NationalityZimbabwe
Occupation
  • Chairperson
Known forBeing Former Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission Chair

Job Whabira is a Zimbabwean who is the former the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC). Before his appointment as chairman of the anti-graft body he served as the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Defence. He resigned in January 2019 following reports that the president was looking to dissolve the commission for its ineffectiveness. Him and the rest of the commissioners, resigned on 31 January 2019.

A 2001 United Nations report and a 2002 Global witness report alleged that Whabira was involved in the operations of Cosleg Private Limited,a company implicated in the plunder of natural resources in the DRC.

Background

Job Whabira was born on 21 February 1939.[1]

Career

Whabira was sworn in as Zacc chairperson in February 2016.[2] Before his appointment as ZACC Chairperson he served as permanent secretary in the ministries of Home Affairs and Defence.[3]

On 31 January 2019, he, along with the rest of the commissioners of ZACCC resigned. It had been reported earlier that month that President Emmerson Mnangagwa had summoned the commissioners and advised them they had been ineffective in investigating corruption. the commissioners were allegedly involved in corruption themselves.

References

  1. Compiled List of 350 Individuals on various 'Sanctions' lists., SW Radio Africa, published: No Date Given, retrieved: November 24, 2016
  2. Everson Mushava, Updated: Hungwe upgraded to full Cabinet minister, NewsDay, published: February 25, 2016, retrieved: November 24, 2016
  3. Felix Share, President swears in commissioners, Herald, published: February 25, 2016, retrieved: November 24, 2016