Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB)’s acting CEO Emmanuel Matsvaire is allegedly embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal involving a former female subordinate.
The matter came to light after after a female executive lodged a founding affidavit against her dismissal from TIMB on abuse of office charges.
Matsvaire allegedly called the female executive to his office where he delivered a letter of “Leave of Absence”.
The female executive got emotional as the news was unexpected. Matsvaire assuared her that the process was being done to clear her name of malicious allegations.
“The manner in which the reassurance was being done made me feel uncomfortable. I made a motion to stand up to leave and he rushed to lock the door saying he couldn’t let me out of his office crying. ” she said.
The lady said she once warned Emmanuel against having relationships with students on attachment and other members of staff, however he explicitly boasted about his relationships.
Meanwhile, the Golden Leaf Advisory Board has written to Land and Agriculture minister Anxious Masuka to intervene on the rampant sexual harassment of students on attachment and other female staff members.