Former Energy Minister Samuel Undenge who was on trial on abuse of office charges for allegedly influencing the granting of tenders to his friends has been convicted by Harare magistrate, Hosea Mujaya.
The former minister, who denied the charges, claimed that he was acting on a directive from (then) Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s office when he wrote a letter directing power utility ZESA to engage the services of Fruitful Communications, without going to tender and despite the fact that ZESA has its own fully staffed public relations department. The company was paid $12 650 for its services. Fruitful Communications is owned by ZBC journalist Oscar Pambuka and Zanu-PF politician, Psychology Maziwisa.
However, Mujaya convicted Undenge of the crime noting that Undenge had not denied writing the letter which authorised Pambuka and Maziwisa to handle Zesa’s public relations.
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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
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