Former Minister of Energy and Power Development, Samuel Undenge appeared before a Harare magistrate Mrs Learnmore Mapiye last week in connection with a case in which Wicknell Cghivayo’s company, Intratrek Zimbabwe was corruptly awarded the Gwanda solar power plant tender by Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC).
The State argues Undenge facilitated the tender resulting in ZPC losing over $5 million. Undenge was released on $1 000 bail with instructions to continue residing at his given address until finalisation of the matter. He was remanded to August 27. When Chivayo initially appeared in court, the prosecution told the court that Undenge would also be arrested in connection with the matter. Chivayo has failed to execute the project despite getting $5 607 814,24 from Government.