FORMER Minister of Energy and Energy Development, Samuel Undenge, appeared before the court last week in connection with a case in which Intratrek Zimbabwe wrongfully received the Gwanda power station from Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC).
The State claims that Intratrek received the said tender at the instigation of Undenge, as a result of which ZPC lost more than $ 5 million.
Undenge appeared to a Harare magistrate, Mrs. Learnmore Mapiye, who relieved him on bail of $ 1,000 with instructions to stay at his address until the case was final.
He was sent back to 27 August.
Undenge is currently on bail while awaiting a separate indictment in which he was imprisoned for harming the same energy company of $ 12,650.
In 2016 Undenge chose a PR company called Fruitful Communications, owned by psychology Maziwisa and former ZBC news anchor Oscar Pambuka to do work for ZPC. This was done without going to turtle.
He was sentenced to four years in prison, suspended for one and a half years, provided he did not commit a similar crime.
The most recent accusations arose after the company of businessman Chivayo, Intratrek Zimbabwe, corrupted the Gwanda power plant.
When Chivayo initially appeared before the court, the prosecution told the court that Undenge would also be arrested in connection with the crime.
It is claimed that Chivayo did not implement the project despite it receiving $ 5,607,814.24 from the government.
Mrs Venranda Munyoro from the special presidential anti-corruption unit represented the state, while Mr Alec Muchadehama acted on behalf of Undenge.