Former Minister Appeals To High Court, Says State Is After Him Though He Is Innocent

Former Minister of Energy Samuel Undenge has filed an application for the High Court to review Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya’s determination that he has a case to answer. Undenge who is facing charges of criminal abuse of office insists that the Magistrate should have dismissed the case against him at the end of the state’s case. Part of his application reads,

Having accepted that my (Undenge) defence was clear and that I did not know Oscar Pambuka and Psychology Maziwisa except for the business contact, that I was not related to them, that I did not expect to be paid, that I was not paid anything and that I did not direct the ZPC managing director of executive public relations office to hire it, the magistrate ought to have held that, therefore, I lacked the necessary intention to commit the crime in question.

The court (Mujaya) said I must be put to my defence to explain the letter. I humbly submit that this approach is incorrect. What the court did is tantamount to putting the onus on me to prove my innocence.

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Psychology Maziwisa is a politician and lawyer and former member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front party. He is also former Member of Parliament for the Highfield West constituency. In November 2018, following a trial on corruption charges, Maziwisa along with co-accused, Oscar... Read More About Psychology Maziwisa

Samuel Undenge is a Zimbabwean politician and a former member of the- Zanu- PF. He is the former Minister of Energy and Power Development.He is a Member of Parliament for Chimanimani East constituency in Manicaland province.In January of 2018 Undenge was arrested by the Zimbabwe... Read More About Samuel Undenge

Oscar Pambuka is a Zimbabwean journalist, entrepreneur, musician and, since May 2019, a religious church founder and self-styled prophet. In November 2018, following a trial on corruption charges, Pambuka along with co-accused, Psychology Maziwisa was convicted of defrauding the Zimbabwe Power Company of $12,500 in... Read More About Oscar Pambuka

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