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Chivhayo Lawyer Accuses State Of Buying Time

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The trial of controversial Harare businessman and Intratrek Zimbabwe (Private) Limited director Wicknell Chivayo took a new twist yesterday after the state failed to put charges before the court.

Chivhayo appeared before Harare Magistrates’ court answering to allegations of fraud related to a $5 million tender awarded to him by Zimbabwe Power Company.

The state was expected to put its charges but failed arguing that Chivhayo’s lawyer, Advocate Lewis Uriri had amended the document given to the state.

Representing the state, Venarandah Munyoro said Uriri had previously gave them a 42 paged document and then later came with 17 paged document.

Munyoro said they will put charges after going through the amended document requesting for the matter to be postponed to the 7th of November to give them time to work on their arguments.

Uriri however argued that there was no change to the document insisting the state was just buying time.

Chivayo is facing charges of defrauding the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) of over $5 million, money laundering and violating Exchange Control Regulations.

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