Witness nails Mangoma, former Zesa bosses

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By Prosper Dembedza Former Minister of Energy and Power Development Elton Mangoma and Zesa Holdings officials were wrong when they approved deals worth above $500 000 without going to tender, a procurement official has told the courts. Elton Mangoma during an appearance on Nehanda TV Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (PRAZ) chief executive Mr Nyasha Chizu last week told the court that in terms of the regulations, State entities had no power to approve such figures on their own. He was testifying in the trial of Mangoma, former Zesa Holdings…

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Elton Mangoma trial starts, PRAZ chief says he flouted tender procedures

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HARARE – The trial of former energy minister Elton Mangoma got underway in Harare on Thursday with a state witness accusing him of bypassing procedures in a US$3 million tender. Mangoma, who joined the government when the MDC went into a coalition government with Zanu PF in 2009, is facing charges of criminal abuse of office. Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (PRAZ) CEO Nyasha Chizu said Mangoma awarded Techpro Private Limited of South Korea a 2011 tender for the supply of switch gears for state power utility, ZESA, without going…

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Witness discredited in ZESA bosses trial

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On Jul 9, 2019 19,053 By Zvikomborero Parafini The trial of former ZESA CEO Joshua Chifamba, former Energy Minister Elton Mangoma and ZESA Enterprises managing director Tererai Mutasa continued yesterday with their lawyers discrediting the State’s witness for testifying hearsay evidence as he wasn’t employed by the entity when the said offences were committed. Elton Mangoma, Joshua Chifamba, Tererai Mutasa (file picture) The three are facing criminal abuse of office charges in which it is alleged that they corruptly awarded a $3 million tender to a South Korean Company, Techpro…

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Zesa bigwigs trial deferred as prosecutor falls sick

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By Prosper Dembedza The trial of former Minister of Energy and Power Development Elton Mangoma, Zesa chief executive Joshua Chifamba and managing director of Zesa Enterprises Tererai Mutasa, who allegedly entered into a technology transfer partnership with a South Korean company, Techpro Company Limited, for the manufacturing of switchgears without due process, failed to continue last week following indications that the prosecutor, Mr Zivanai Macharaga, is not feeling well. ZESA Holdings Chief Executive Joshua Chifamba (centre), Zimbabwe Power Company Acting Managing Director Joshua Chirikuutsi (right) and ZETDC managing director Julian…

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Trial of ex-minister, Zesa bigwigs begins

By Prosper Dembedza The trial of former Minister of Energy and Power Development Elton Mangoma, Zesa chief executive Joshua Chifamba and managing director of Zesa Enterprises Tererai Mutasa, who allegedly entered into a technology transfer partnership with a South Korean company Techpro Company Limited for the manufacturing of switch gears without due process, kicked off on Thursday with the trio pleading not guilty. ZESA Holdings Chief Executive Joshua Chifamba (centre), Zimbabwe Power Company Acting Managing Director Joshua Chirikuutsi (right) and ZETDC managing director Julian Chinembiri before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee…

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I am a victim of political harassment- Mangoma

On Apr 25, 2019 24,355 0 By Andwatch Mambo The former Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion who is also the president of the Coalition of Democrats, Elton Mangoma has distanced himself from the charges of criminal abuse of office being laid against him emanating from the time he was a minister. Elton Mangoma during an appearance on Nehanda TV Mangoma who is jointly charged with the suspended ZESA CEO Joshua Chifamba and ZESA enterprises managing director Tereerai Mutasa pleaded not guilty to the charges before Harare Magistrate Francis…

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Bail relief for Mangoma, Chifamba

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On Mar 6, 2019 18,977 0 By Panashe Machakaire Former Energy and Power Development Minister Elton Mangoma, ex-Zesa chief executive Joshua Chifamba and Zesa Enterprises managing director Tererai Mutasa last week successfully applied for relaxation of their bail conditions. Former Energy minister Elton Mangoma appearing at the Magistrates Courts in Harare (Picture by Press Association) in this file picture The trio faces criminal abuse of office charges. They appeared before Harare magistrate Mrs Vongai Muchuchuti Guwuriro, who relaxed their reporting conditions to the police from twice a week to once…

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Mangoma gets bail

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By Shamiso Dzingire Former Energy minister Elton Mangoma was yesterday granted bail after appearing in court on charges of showing favour to a South Korean company which was contracted to manufacture switch gears. Elton Mangoma during an appearance on Nehanda TV Mangoma who is jointly charged with Zesa Holdings chief executive officer Joseph Chifamba and Zesa Enterprises managing director Tererai Mutasa allegedly favoured Techpro Private Limited by not following tender procedures in a $3 million Technology Transfer Agreement. The three appeared before Harare Magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura charged with criminal abuse…

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Mangoma, Zesa boss face fresh charges

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By Tendai Rupapa and Geraldine Zaranyika Former Minister of Energy and Power Development Elton Mangoma, Zesa chief executive Joshua Chifamba and managing director of Zesa Enterprises Tererai Mutasa appeared in court yesterday facing fresh charges of criminal abuse of office. File picture of Elton Mangoma appearing in court in 2015 According to the State, the trio’s actions caused Zesa Enterprises to suffer prejudice of $850 000. They appeared before magistrate Ms Ruramai Chitumbura, who released them on $1 000 bail each with the prosecution’s consent. Related Articles They were ordered…

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Elton Mangoma arrested

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On Jan 8, 2019 29,024 1 By Tendai Kamhungira Former Energy minister Elton Mangoma has been arrested for criminal abuse of office, his lawyer Tonderai Bhatasara confirmed yesterday. Elton Mangoma The leader of the Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe was taken in by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission and spent the night at Mabelreign Police Station. He is likely to appear before the Harare Magistrates’ Court today. Related Articles It is alleged the 63-year-old former Energy minister connived with Joshua Chifamba, the chief executive officer of Zesa Holdings, to unlawfully approve a…

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