Civil Service Commission permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga and former Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa will now be prosecuted jointly in a $29 000 corruption charge.
The duo initially appeared in court separately until yesterday when prosecutor Sabastian Mutizirwa successfully applied for the cases to be merged. Chidakwa is being accused of appointing Gudyanga as a lone board member at the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) and allocated him sitting allowances contrary to the provisions of MMCZ Act Chapter 21:04 which states that a board must comprise a minimum of six members and maximum of 10.
It is alleged that between December 2013 and September 2016, Gudyanga corruptly claimed and received board fees and sitting allowances amounting to $28 910 from MMCZ. The case was remanded to April 30 pending finalisation of investigations.
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