Articles tagged 'francis gudyanga'

Chidhakwa, Gudyanga apply for remand refusal 9 October 2018 HARARE – Former Mines minister Walter Chidhakwa and Civil Service Commission permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga have applied for further remand refusal in a case they are alleged to have misappropriated $29 000 in board sitting allowances. Chidhakwa is being accused of appointing Gudyanga as...
'ED's Anti-Corruption team causes confusion' 12 September 2018 HARARE - Ex-Cabinet minister Walter Chidakwa's lawyer has complained that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Special Anti-Corruption Unit is causing confusion that has stalled progress in prosecution of alleged graft matters that are before the courts. Advocate Sylvester Hashiti is representing Ch...
Chidakwa, Gudyanga case postponed 5 September 2018 HARARE - The case in which former Cabinet minister Walter Chidakwa and his former permanent secretary, Francis Gudyanga are being charged for corruption involving $29 000 has been postponed to October 4. The matter was postponed due to the absence of the prosecutor Clemence Chimbari who was sa...
State dithers on Chidakwa, Gudyanga corruption case 23 August 2018 HARARE - The State is dithering on the release of Cabinet minutes crucial to ex-minister Walter Chidakwa and Civil Service Commission permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga's defence. Chidakwa and Gudyanga who are facing a corruption charge involving $29 000 fraudulently awarded as board sitting...
Chidakwa, Gudyanga graft trial deferred 25 July 2018 HARARE - Ex-minister Walter Chidakwa and Public Service Commission permanent secretary Francis Pedzana Gudyanga, who are facing corruption charges, have said former president Robert Mugabe okayed the allegedly dodgy tranhakwa is being accused of appointing Gudyanga as a lone board member at the M...
Gudyanga removed from remand 25 May 2018 HARARE - Civil Service Commission permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga has been removed from remand in the case he is being charged with criminal abuse of office. Gudyanga, 70, appeared before Harare magistrate Edwin Marecha together with Mines ministry officials Sibondubuhle Mpindiwa, 35, and...
Chidakwa, Gudyanga to be jointly prosecuted 22 March 2018 HARARE - Civil Service Commission permanent secretary Francis Pedzana Gudyanga and ex-minister Walter Chidakwa will now be prosecuted jointly in a $29 000 corruption charge. Chidakwa and Gudyanga initially appeared in court separately until yesterday when prosecutor Sabastian Mutizirwa success...
Parly chases away Higher Education ministry officials 28 November 2017 HARARE - Parliamentary committee on Public Accounts yesterday humbled and embarrassed officials from the Higher Education ministry led by their permanent secretary, Francis Gudyanga, after they came ill-prepared for a hearing. As a result the committee's sitting has been deferred to December 4...
MMCZ paid $25 000 to non-existent board 27 June 2017 HARARE - The Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) paid over $25 000 in fees to a non-existent board, the Auditor-General Mildred Chiri has said. Chiri reported this as a malpractice in her audit report on State enterprises and parastatals for the financial year ended 2016. “The...
ZCDC directors face prosecution 11 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) directors — including Mines ministry permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga — face prosecution after the firm defied a court order barring it from looting Grandwell Holdings' (Grandwell) diamond ore in Chiadzwa. Grandwell, which holds a 50 pe...
MPs demand Gudyanga dismissal 10 May 2017 HARARE - African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC) has demanded the dismissal of Mines ministry permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga over his alleged corrupt activities in the diamond sector. This comes after Parliament's Mines portfolio committee recommended that the Civil S...
Gudyanga in $1,3m scandal 16 November 2016 HARARE - Mines ministry secretary Francis Gudyanga has been dragged into a $1,3 million scandal involving an agro-company — Pedstock — following allegations that he used the firm as a conduit to transfer money to a little-known organisation, Glamel. On Monday, Parliament's Mines and Energy com...
ZCDC mess, we told you so! 23 June 2016 HARARE - On Monday, Mines ministry permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga saw red as the parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines, chaired by Masvingo urban Member of Parliament Daniel Shumba, hauled him over the coals. The committee told Gudyanga that the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company...
Gudyanga grilled in Parliament 21 June 2016 HARARE - Mines ministry permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga was yesterday grilled by parliamentarians over corruption and mismanagement at the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) and the controversial sale of Murowa Diamonds. Gudyanga, who chairs boards of three parastatals under his...
Mugabe saves white couple from eviction 26 September 2014 MUTARE - President Robert Mugabe has blocked a senior government official's attempt to grab a farm from an elderly Zanu PF-affiliated white couple. Francis Gudyanga, the Mines ministry permanent secretary, had kicked Tennis Zimbabwe honorary life president, Ann Pearson Martin, 73, and her 76-y...
Zim to auction $37m diamonds 3 December 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe plans to sell at least half a million diamond carats worth approximately $37 million in Antwerp this week. Francis Gudyanga, the Mines ministry’s permanent secretary, yesterday said preparations were at an advanced stage for the country’s officials to depart for Belgium —the ...