HARARE – Zanu PF legislator for Gokwe Nembudziya Justice Mayor Wadyajena embezzled millions of dollars from the Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco) in an elaborate corruption before buying 25 transport trucks, a court heard Wednesday.
Wadyajena, who also chairs the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture was arrested on Tuesday, and appeared in court the following day only to be told his bail application will be heard Thursday.
The youthful legislator famous for his expensive Lamborghini arrived at court like a king and even offered to transport court officials to their homes if the hearing would continue well into the evening.
Magistrate Stanford Mambanje struck down the offer and insisted the bail application will be heard on Thursday.
Wadyajena faces $5 million fraud and money laundering charges along with four other people and two firms, including his Mayor Logistics.
The other arrested are Cottco officials Pius Manamike, Maxmore Njanji and Fortunate Molai, and Pierpont Moncroix Director Chiedza Danha on fraud and money laundering charges.