BY CHARLES LAITON
FORMER Mines and Mining Improvement secretary Francis Gudyanga, who’s on remand on fraud allegations involving fee of US$1,6 million from the Minerals Advertising Company of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) coffers, into a personal firm’s account, has accused the federal government of persecuting him by repeatedly preserving him on remand with out trial.
Gudyanga (69), who just lately opened a Pandora’s field into the illicit dealings by the Mines ministry with an Israeli firm believed to have hyperlinks with the Arab nation’s secret companies,
Nikuv, mentioned he has been on remand for over 20 months and the Prosecutor-Basic (PG)’s Workplace has postponed his trial on a number of events.
Gudyanga made the remarks in his utility which he filed on the Excessive Courtroom this week, whereby he’s searching for everlasting keep of prosecution.
“It’s now over 20 months earlier than I could possibly be tried. I wrote a letter to the second respondent (PG Kumbirai Hodzi) with a purpose to assert my proper to be tried inside an affordable time, however the second respondent ignored me,” Gudyanga mentioned. The ex-mining boss was arrested on December 15, 2017 and charged with prison abuse of workplace.
“I’m satisfied that the respondents don’t have any case towards me, which is why they only need to perpetrate these remands at my prejudice. My proper to honest listening to has been grossly violated by the respondents,” he mentioned, including: “I really feel being persecuted by the respondents.” He’s on $500 bail, and is being represented by Norman Mugiya.
The applying is pending.