Gudyanga admits making payments to companies reportedly linked to Nikuv

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While testifying in a case where former Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) acting general manager, Richard Chingodza and his deputy, Hannah Chitate, are facing fraud charges involving $600 000, Mines and Mining Development secretary, Francis Gudyanga admitted that he made payments to companies reportedly linked to Israeli company, Nikuv International Projects.

Gudyanga revealed he requested $575 000 from the MMCZ under the guise of financing the Minerals and Border Control Unit, a department of the Zimbabwe Republic Police, without consulting Treasury, but he deposited the money into a bank account of a private company, Pedstock Limited, which is linked to Nikuv. Gudyanga declined to answer some of Marwa’s questions, saying it was classified information. The trial continues today.

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Francis Gudyanga is the Zimbabwean permanent secretary of the Ministry Mines and Mining Development. Read More About Francis Gudyanga

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