Wicknell Chivayo’s $5,6 Million Fraud Trial To Proceed As High Court Overrules Bid To Block Prosecution

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Wicknell Chivayo’s trial will now commence after the High Court in Harare overruled his bid to block prosecution on corruption charges involving the Gwanda solar power project.

Chivayo who is Intratrek Zimbabwe director, was facing two counts of fraud, one count each of money laundering and breach of exchange control regulations involving $5,6 million he received for the Gwanda project. He now faces three counts after the High Court suspended the case on money laundering. The High Court ruling comes after Chivayo approached the court for stay of proceedings pending a determination of his application for review he lodged with the same court in November last year after the Magistrates Court rejected his request for exception to the charges.

In his ruling on Monday, Justice Joseph Musakwa upheld the Magistrates Court’s analysis of the exception to the fraud charges. He said the presiding magistrate Mr Lazini Ncube properly applied provisions of Section 146 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act on the fraud charges. Justice Musakwa gave the Magistrates Court the green light to proceed with the trial in respect of the three viable counts.


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