By Amanda Mavhaza,
The Supreme Court is the new legal battle ground in the BDO Zimbabwe Chartered Accountants versus Robin Vela-former National Social Security Authority (NSSA)chairman- showdown as the accounting firm has approached the top court challenging a High Court ruling that set aside the firm’s forensic report, stating that they stand by their findings.
The High Court dismissed a recent NSSA forensic audit report arguing that it was improperly done and should be reviewed before any redress action is taken against fingered officials.
“It is ordered that the forensic audit of the National Social Security Authority for the period 1 January 2015 to 28 February 2018 produced on behalf of the Auditor-General of Zimbabwe by BDO Chartered Accountant be reviewed and set aside in all those respects that pertain whether directly and or indirectly to the applicants,” reads part of the High Court judgement.
However, BDO Zimbabwe has since appealed the High Court’s ruling in the Supreme Court.
In a statement, BDO Zimbabwe said the forensic audit was done professionally, and that the findings were impartial as they were not targeted at anyone who could have been implicated by the audit report.