Elton Mangoma seeks to clear his name on Wicknell tender scam

RENEWAL Democrats of Zimbabwe and former Energy Minister Elton Mangoma has written to Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda, requesting to be invited before the Parliamentary committee on Mines and Energy to clear his name over the Wicknell Chivayo Gwanda solar project tender scam. Mangoma was one of the four ex-ministers who served under former President Robert Mugabe between 2013 and 2017 being investigated for allegedly turning the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) into their feeding trough, flouting tender procedures to line up their pockets. The four – Mangoma (MDC-T), Dzikamai…

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Its now payback time for Wicknell Chivayo

Wicknell Chivayo

Businessman, Wicknell Chivayo has dominated news pages in recent weeks following his appearance before a parliamentary portfolio committee on the tender he received from the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC). After being grilled by the legislators, Chivayo came out all guns blazing on social media, insisting that the parliamentarians were out of their depth and had failed to understand the industry he was involved in. Now, ZPC has appeared before the same parliamentary committee and it is now clear as day that the power utility and Chivayo were involved in some…

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Wicknell Chivayo to be arrested

Wicknell Chivayo

ZIMBABWE Power Company (ZPC) board chairperson Stanley Chizhanje came under fire in Parliament Monday over the scandal-hit $200m solar power project awarded to controversial tenderpreneur Wicknell Chivayo. Chizhanje admitted before MPs that he carried out consultation work for Chivhayo’s Intratek company on the Gwanda solar project and that he failed to declare his interest when appointed to lead the ZPC board. Legislators also heard that Chizhanje prepared the tender documents Chivayo presented to the ZPC board and that he (Chizhanje) effectively adjudicated his own paper work when awarding the tender…

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Wicknell splashes R20 000 on shoes

Wicknell Chivayo

Controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo has set tongues wagging on video and picture platform – Instagram where he bragged about splashing R20 000 (nearly $1 900) on a brand new pair shoes – despite failing to put meaningful structures on a $200 million Gwanda solar project which is now under government probe. The burly businessman, who is often referred to by his associates as Sir Wicknell, was awarded a $200 million tender for the Gwanda Solar Project but has done nothing meaningful except putting up two shacks which recently drew the…

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Chivayo Gwanda project leaves Parly team shocked

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has expressed disappointment that no work has been done at the site of the proposed Gwanda solar power plant despite Chivayo’s Intratek having been paid $5 million for the project. The company was advanced more than $5 million for the works. This emerged during a tour of the project site by legislators, Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) executives, officials from Government departments such the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and Gwanda Municipality. Intratek, a company owned by flamboyant Harare businessman Mr Wicknell Chivayo, was…

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New Twist To Chivayo’s Gwanda Scam, Bank Audits Expose’

Wicknell Chivayo

The probe into how convicted fraudster Wicknell Chivayo obtained a large payment of $5million from the power utility, ZESA’s ZPC subsidiary, saw a visit by the parliamentary portfolio committee of energy to the Gwanda Solar plant site yesterday showing that there is not even a single solar panel at the site 2 year later. This development was last year exposed by ZimEye.com when it was revealed Wicknell Chivayo only began constructing a fence a month after Robert Mugabe’s removal. Wicknell Chivayo received $5 million from the Zimbabwe Power Company for the…

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Parliamentary Portfolio Committee Shocked by Wicknell

Parliamentary Portfolio Committee

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has expressed disappointment at poor preparatory works that have been undertaken by Intratek at the proposed site of the 100MW Gwanda solar project The company was advanced more than $5 million for the works. This emerged during a tour of the project site by legislators, Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) executives, officials from Government departments such the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and Gwanda Municipality. Intratek, a company owned by flamboyant Harare businessman Mr Wicknell Chivayo , was awarded the tender in 2013 to…

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MPs pile pressure on Chivayo

The Parliamentary Portfolio committee on Mines and Energy will tour the site of the proposed Gwanda Solar Plant in Gwanda today as MPs widen their probe into the contentious deal signed by the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) and Intratrek, a company owned by flashy businessman Mr Wicknell Chivayo. The post MPs pile pressure on Chivayo appeared first on Nehanda Radio. Source: Nehanda Radio

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