State Challenges Chivayo’s Acquittal In $5,6 Million Fraud Case

State prosecutors have filed a notice of appeal against businessman Wicknell Chivayo’s acquittal by the High Court in a $5,6 million fraud involving the Gwanda solar project.

Chivayo and his company, Intratrek Zimbabwe, were last week cleared of all charges. Justice Owen Tagu ruled that Chivayo and his company had no criminal case to answer as the dispute was contractual and warned that his prosecution could scare away investors.  The State on Thursday filed a notice for leave to appeal at the Supreme Court. It is seeking to overturn the decision by the High Court arguing it has prospects of success on appeal.

Anti-Corruption Special Unit director Mr Tabani Mpofu confirmed that the prosecution has filed a notice seeking leave to appeal at the Supreme Court

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Wicknell Chivayo a.k.a Sir Wicknell is a business person in Zimbabwe known mostly for making posts on social media about his riches. His source of wealth is not known but he has been reported to be linked to corrupt business activities and having close ties... Read More About Wicknell Chivayo

The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe is the highest court in all matters in Zimbabwe, which are not constitutional in nature. It is the court of last resort and the highest court of appeal in Zimbabwe. Its operations are governed by the Constitution and the Supreme... Read More About Supreme Court

Owen Tagu is a Zimbabwean lawyer and a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe. He was appointed by President Robert Mugabe in 2013. Justice Tagu was sworn in on the 14th of July 2014, by President Robert Mugabe himself. Before his appointment as a... Read More About Owen Tagu

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