Articles tagged 'sakunda holdings'

Motorist jailed 20 days for attempting to defraud Sakunda 27 January 2019 MUTARE - A Mutare man who tried to defraud Sakunda Energy by tendering bogus fuel coupons has been slapped with a $50 fine. Patrick Kutama, 32, of Sakubva, was convicted of fraud on his own plea of guilt.  Magistrate Perseverance Makala ordered him to pay the fine to secure his release or s...
Oil mogul splits govt: drives wedge between ED, allies 31 October 2018 HARARE - Businessman Kuda Tagwirei, has triggered off fresh fissures within Zanu PF and government, with the Sakunda Holdings founder wittingly or unwittingly driving a wedge between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and some of his allies over the tycoon's unsettling influence. Barely a year after...
Fuel mogul splits govt 31 October 2018 HARARE - Businessman Kuda Tagwirei, has triggered off fresh fissures within Zanu PF and government, with the Sakunda Holdings founder wittingly or unwittingly driving a wedge between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and some of his allies over the tycoon's unsettling influence.
Tycoon causes govt shutdown 18 May 2018 HARARE – The death of businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei's father dealt a major blow on government business this week as virtually all ministers abandoned their workstations to attend his burial — in a development that also paralysed Parliament's business. There was a virtual government business ...
ED dragged into Chivayo's mess 24 April 2018 HARARE - Angry  members of Parliament plan to summon President Emmerson Mnangagwa (pictured right) to explain his government's contentious decision to retain controversial “tenderpreneur” Wicknell Chivayo on the $200 million Gwanda solar project — all this despite damning allegations of corruptio...
Wicknell defends scandal-ridden project 2 March 2018 HARARE - Controversial businessman  Wicknell Chivayo has explained the lethargy in his multi-million-dollar power deals which are now under investigation by government. This comes after members of the Mines and Energy parliamentary portfolio committee on Wednesday expressed shock at the lack o...
Zanu PF MPs haggle over Sakunda Parly probe 19 February 2018 HARARE - Parliament's Finance and Economic Development portfolio committee chairperson David Chapfika has blasted his counterpart, Justice Mayor Wadyajena — who chairs the Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlements committee — arguing he has no mandate to probe issues that fall under his purview....
Parly hearing cancelled after Sakunda no-show 6 February 2018 HARARE - A meeting of the Mines and Energy portfolio committee in Parliament was cancelled yesterday after Sakunda Holdings boss Kuda Tagwirei failed to show up after being summoned over the $250 million Dema Power Plant — set up in 2016 to provide emergency power in the wake of electricity short...
Parliament summons Sakunda over diesel plant 5 February 2018 HARARE - Parliament has summoned the directors of Sakunda Holdings to appear before the Mines and Energy portfolio committee and give oral evidence on the stalled Dema Emergency Diesel Peaking Power Plant project. The $250 million Dema Power Plant — set up in 2016 to provide emergency power in...
Chivayo turns down Chegutu West Parly seat 31 August 2017 HARARE - Controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo has said he is under pressure to stand in Chegutu West in next year's parliamentary elections. The Intratrek Zimbabwe (Intratrek) boss said he has turned down overtures to run for the National Assembly seat, currently held by Dexter Nduna. ...
'Parly didn't give fuel duty exemption to Dema Plant' 1 August 2017 HARARE - The Executive by-passed Parliament in giving fuel excise duty exemption to the controversial Dema Diesel Power Plant, a senior legislator has said. Sakunda, owned by Zanu PF benefactor Kuda Tagwirei, partnered President Robert Mugabe's in-law Derrick Chikore, brother to Simba, who is ...
Dema power project dead in the water 21 July 2017 HARARE - The $250 million Dema Power Plant — set up to provide emergency power in the wake of electricity shortages due to low water levels in Kariba Dam — has been mothballed on the back of fuel challenges, it has been learnt. A short-term initiative implemented to alleviate the country's pow...
Chivayo, Sakunda earn top awards 22 December 2016 HARARE - Despite the raging “fires” and debate around their Gwanda and Dema power projects, energy investors Wicknell Chivayo and Sakunda Holdings (Sakunda) founder Kuda Tagwirei have scooped top prizes in project management for their respective solar, and diesel-fired electricity plants. Whil...