Construction resumes at Chivayo’s Gwanda Solar Farm

Construction resumes at Chivayo’s Gwanda Solar Farm 1

By Abel Karowangoro The construction at the Gwanda Solar Farm has resumed with significant changes noted on site this week, Zim Morning Post can report. Intratrek director Wicknell Chivayo inspecting construction on site at the Gwanda Solar Farm this week This development follows High Court judge Tawanda Chitapi’s ruling wherein he ordered Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) and Intratrek Zimbabwe find common ground with view of fast tracking completion of the Gwanda solar power project. He submitted that ZPC and Intratrek must not “merry dance in board rooms and court rooms…

Read More

Construction resumes at Chivayo’s Gwanda Solar Farm – PiCTURES

Construction resumes at Chivayo’s Gwanda Solar Farm – PiCTURES 2

By Abel Karowangoro The construction at the Gwanda Solar Farm has resumed with significant changes noted on site this week, Zim Morning Post can report. New developments … Intratrek director Wicknell Chivayo in front of the newly-built engineers’ office block This development follows High Court judge Tawanda Chitapi’s ruling wherein he ordered Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) and Intratrek Zimbabwe find common ground with view of fast tracking completion of the Gwanda solar power project. Intratrek director Wicknell Chivayo inspecting construction on site at the Gwanda Solar Farm this week Related…

Read More

‘Ray of Light’ as construction resumes at Chivayo’s Gwanda Solar Farm – PICTURES

‘Ray of Light’ as construction resumes at Chivayo’s Gwanda Solar Farm – PICTURES 3

By Abel Karowangoro The construction at the Gwanda Solar Farm has resumed with significant changes noted on site this week, Zim Morning Post can report. New developments … Intratrek director Wicknell Chivayo in front of the newly-built engineers’ office block This development follows High Court judge Tawanda Chitapi’s ruling wherein he ordered Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) and Intratrek Zimbabwe find common ground with view of fast tracking completion of the Gwanda solar power project. Intratrek director Wicknell Chivayo inspecting construction on site at the Gwanda Solar Farm this week Related…

Read More

Former ZPC boss Kazhanje appeals for bail pending appeal against jail sentence

Former ZPC boss Kazhanje appeals for bail pending appeal against jail sentence 4

HARARE – Former Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) board chairman Stanley Kazhanje has applied for bail pending appeal against both conviction and sentence on corruption charges after he was jailed for three years last week. Kazhanje was convicted of receiving a US$10,000 bribe from controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo’s company, Intratrek Zimbabwe. In a bail application lodged with the High Court, he argues that magistrate Hosea Mujaya convicted him to satisfy his personal interests ignoring evidence before the court exonerating him. “The applicant (Kazhanje) has bright prospects of success on appeal. Sight…

Read More

Former ZPC boss jailed three years for receiving $10k bribe from Chivayo

Former ZPC boss jailed three years for receiving $10k bribe from Chivayo 6

On Sep 2, 2019 26,577 Former Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) board chairperson Stanley Kazhanje will spend the next one year behind bars after he was found guilty and convicted for criminal abuse of office charges in relation to a USD10 000 bribe he received from businessman Wicknell Chivayo in the Gwanda solar energy deal . Kazhanje was sentenced to three years in prison by regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya on allegations of having showed interest in the deal awarded to Intratrek Zimbabwe and received $10 000 into his account. He was…

Read More

Ex-ZPC boss Kazhenje convicted of taking bribe from Chivayo, faces jail

Ex-ZPC boss Kazhenje convicted of taking bribe from Chivayo, faces jail 7

HARARE – Former Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) board chairman Stanely Kazhanje took a bribe from businessman Wicknell Chivhayo to act as an “inside man” for the latter’s company, a court ruled on Thursday. Chivhayo’s Intratrek Zimbabwe was on the cusp of having a US$172 million contract to construct a 100MW solar power plant in Gwanda cancelled for non-performance when US$10,000 was deposited in Kazhanje’s bank account from Intratrek, the court heard. When senior ZPC management was pushing for a cancellation of ZPC’s contract, prosecutors said Kazhanje – who had not…

Read More

Chivayo meets Malawi president Mutharika as spurned Intratrek looks outward

Chivayo meets Malawi president Mutharika as spurned Intratrek looks outward 9

BULAWAYO – Doors continue to be opened in the region for the controversial businessman, Wicknell Chivayo, who met Malawian President Peter Mutharika last week. Chivayo posted pictures of himself meeting Mutharika on Facebook, just weeks after he met Zambian leader Edgar Lungu upon the completion of a power project carried out by his company in Zimbabwe’s northern neighbour. The Intratrek Zimbabwe boss, who is currently mired in controversy at home over stalled power projects following legal wrangles with the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC), was in Malawi where his technical partners…

Read More

Chivayo draws fire after calling on Zimbabweans to boycott Aug. 16 protests

Chivayo draws fire after calling on Zimbabweans to boycott Aug. 16 protests 12

BULAWAYO – Controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo sparked internet fury on Wednesday after calling on Zimbabweans to boycott protests called by the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change. The renewable energy proponent claimed the protests were going to be violent and would not yield the MDC’s desired outcome of forcing Zanu PF out of power. “It’s definitely going to be violent. MDC leaders know very well that a peaceful protest won’t have an impact, they have already planned to unleash anarchy,” Chivayo wrote on Facebook, offering no evidence to support his…

Read More

Chivayo, Kazhanje request bribery proof

Chivayo, Kazhanje request bribery proof 14

On Jul 17, 2019 27,866 0 BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE Businessman Wicknell Chivayo, who is accused of bribing former Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) chairperson Stanley Kazhanje, yesterday challenged the State to prove that he was favoured to win the multi-million dollar Gwanda solar project. Wicknell Chivayo Chivayo, represented by Advocate Lewis Uriri, appeared before magistrate Trynos Utawashe. “What specific decision … (was) made by the ZPC board in favour of the accused? When is it alleged that such decision was made? How is it alleged such decisions were made? And minutes…

Read More

‘Court erred in clearing Chivayo’

‘Court erred in clearing Chivayo’ 15

By Daniel Nemukuyu The High Court erred in various respects when it cleared businessman Wicknell Chivayo of fraud in a case he allegedly swindled Government of $5,6 million and that the State has excellent prospects of success on appeal, the Supreme Court ruled this week. Wicknell Chivayo High Court judge, Justice Owen Tagu, recently cleared Chivayo of any liability in the $5,6 million fraud charge involving Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC)’s Gwanda project. Prosecutor General Mr Kumbirai Hodzi successfully sought leave to contest the decision at the Supreme Court. Supreme Court…

Read More