Articles tagged 'samuel undenge'

Undenge acquitted in Intratek scandal 11 December 2018 HARARE - Former Energy minister Samuel Undenge's wife Letwin knelt down in court in prayer when her husband was acquitted of fraud. Undenge was accused of awarding a tender for Gwanda Solar project to controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo's company without following prerequisite procedure...
State witness absence stalls Undenge's trial 15 November 2018 HARARE - The trial of former Cabinet minister Samuel Undenge failed to continue yesterday after the only remaining State witness failed to appear in court. Prosecutor Zivanai Macharaga told the court their last witness, who is Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) finance director, is outside the count...
Undenge's $5m graft trial further deferred 16 October 2018 HARARE - The State's star witness billed to testify in former Energy minister Samuel Undenge's $5 million corruption trial is indisposed and could not attend trial yesterday. Noah Gwariro — who was also the chief witness when Undenge was convicted and jailed for fraud charges involving illeg...
Undenge's three days of prosecution 15 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Special Anti-Corruption Unit has reserved three days for prosecution of ex-minister Samuel Undenge's fraud case involving $5 million dollars. Undenge who is currently out on bail pending appeal against a two-and-a-half year sentence was represented by Al...
Magistrate cautions Chivayo 30 August 2018 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has cautioned businessman Wicknell Chivayo, who is facing fraud charges to abide by bail conditions after he defaulted reporting to police during Heroes' holidays. Chivayo and his company Intratek Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd are being charged with fraud, money laundering an...
Chivayo, Undenge in joint trial 28 August 2018 HARARE - Former Energy minister Samuel Undenge and businessman Wicknell Chivayo will now be tried together in a case they are alleged to have defrauded Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) of $5 million. Yesterday, Undenge was represented by Alec Muchadehama when he appeared before Harare magistrate R...
It never rains but pours for Undenge 21 August 2018 HARARE - It never rains but it pours for former Energy minister Samuel Undenge after he was dragged back to court on Saturday on another charge. In the latest charge, Undenge is facing fraud allegations involving $5 million. The State is alleging that Undenge, without following requisite pr...
High Court eases pressure on Chivayo 13 August 2018 HARARE - Pressure has eased on embattled businessman Wicknell Chivayo after High Court bail-judge Benjamin Chikowero observed that the state's case “was weak”. This followed a $5 million fraud charge against the Intratrek Zimbabwe (Intratrek) founder and related to his 100 megawatt Gwanda sola...
Chivayo appeals to High Court 8 August 2018 HARARE - Controversial Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo has approached the High Court to fight for his release from remand prison, following the dismissal of his bail application at the Harare Magistrates' Courts. Chivayo and his company — Intratek Zimbabwe (Private) Limited — are being cha...
Chivayo denied bail 7 August 2018 HARARE - Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo, will have to fight for his freedom from remand prison after he was denied bail yesterday on grounds that he was a flight risk. Chivayo and his company — Intratek Zimbabwe (Private) Limited — are being charged with fraud, money laundering and contra...
'Chivayo sought to evade arrest' 6 August 2018 HARARE - The State has accused jet-setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo of seeking to evade justice by approaching higher offices for assistance after getting wind of his intended arrest. Chivayo and his company — Intratek Zimbabwe (Private) Limited — are being charged with fraud, money...
Chivayo spends weekend in remand prison 5 August 2018 HARARE - Jet-setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo, who was arrested on Thursday in connection with his power deals which saw him being advanced $5 million by Zesa Holdings (Zesa) before work commenced, will spend the weekend behind bars after Harare magistrate Elisha Singano deferred his b...
Chivayo sent to remand prison 4 August 2018 HARARE - Jet-setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo, who was arrested on Thursday in connection with his power deals which saw him being advanced $5 million by Zesa Holdings(Zesa) before work commenced, was last night condemned to prison before continuation of his bail hearing today. Chiv...
Undenge freed on bail 3 August 2018 HARARE - Former Energy minister Samuel Undenge, who was jailed for four years for prejudicing the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) of $12 000 after he issued out a tender irregularly, has been freed on bail pending the hearing of his appeal. He was freed by the High Court on Wednesday on $1 000 ba...
Jailed Undenge's bail hearing deferred to Wednesday 28 July 2018 HARARE - Former Energy minister Samuel Undenge, who was jailed for four years for irregularly issuing out a tender which prejudiced the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) of $12 000, will stay in jail pending a August 1 hearing on his High application for bail. Undenge, who is represented by Alec Mu...
Undenge takes bail bid to High Court 26 July 2018 HARARE - Jailed ex-minister Samuel Undenge yesterday advised a Harare Magistrates' Court that he will apply for bail at the High Court following his conviction for criminal abuse of office. Undenge, who was sentenced to four years in prison, withdrew an application for bail pending appeal he i...
Undenge to serve four years 21 July 2018 HARARE - Former Energy and Power Development minister Samuel Undenge was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison after he was found guilty of criminal abuse of office. His sentencing marked the first high-profile conviction since the coming in of the so-called new dispensation under Presid...
Ex-minister jailed 21 July 2018 HARARE - Former Energy and Power Development minister Samuel Undenge was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison after he was found guilty of criminal abuse of office. [Adz]
Undenge tears into Zacc over graft case 5 July 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Samuel Undenge yesterday tore into the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) for ignoring graft cases involving millions of dollars while pursuing perceived rivals of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration. Undenge is facing criminal abuse of office...
Undenge maintenance case ruling reserved 30 June 2018 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has reserved ruling on whether former Energy minister Samuel Undenge should continue paying maintenance for his son who has turned 18. Undenge, who has been dragged to the Maintenance Court on arrears of R225 300, argues that by operation of law, a maintenance orde...
Ex-minister arrested for failing to pay school fees 16 June 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Samuel Undenge, who is facing a litany of charges at the Harare Magistrates' Courts, temporarily lost his freedom mid-this week when he was arrested for defaulting payment of child support. The maintenance was due to the child he had with his first wife Angelin...
ZPC boss nails Undenge 7 June 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) managing director Noah Gwariro yesterday testified that former Energy minister Samuel Undenge was responsible for authorising a public relations contract that prejudiced the power utility of $12 000. Undenge is answering to criminal abuse of office charges...
Parly calls for probe into Mugabe ministers' conduct 1 June 2018 HARARE - A parliamentary committee has recommended an investigation into the conduct of government officials, including former ministers, fingered in opaque deals involving the $200 million Gwanda solar project. The Temba Mliswa-chaired parliamentary portfolio committee on Energy and Mining De...
Undenge alleges political persecution 24 May 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Samuel Undenge claimed in court on Tuesday that charges being levelled against him in court were politically-motivated to taint his reputation. The ex-Energy and Power Development minister is facing criminal abuse of office charges. He was represented by Ale...
'Undenge's children chucked out of varsity' 17 March 2018 HARARE - Former Energy minister Samuel Undenge has been dragged to the High Court by his daughters Bongai and Kumbirai, who are represented by their mother, seeking to force him to pay their school fees. According to an urgent chamber application filed on Thursday, Undenge is in default of his...