Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) chief executive Mr David Chawota yesterday appeared in court over allegations of authorising payment of $56 042,76 for promotional material without doing a comparative analysis.
Chawota appeared before Harare magistrate Mrs Vongai Muchuchuti Guwuriro facing harges of criminal abuse of office and was granted Chawota $700 bail. He was ordered to surrender his passport to the clerk of court. Chawota was ordered to reside at his given address until the matter is finalised. Chawota is also a co-director and shareholder at LL Promotions Pvt (Ltd), which is in the business of designing and printing.
During the period extending 2010 to 2015, the State alleged that CAAZ acquired promotional material in form of branded golf t-shirts, caps, calendars and executive diaries from Chawota’s company which is one of its approved suppliers without doing a comparative analysis. The State alleged that Chawota authorised all the payments without disclosing his personal interest in LL Promotions Pvt (Ltd).