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Timeline of Mayor Wadyajena's Cottco Corruption

Timeline of Mayor Wadyajena's Cottco Corruption

Here’s a timeline of the alleged fraud crime committed by Justice Mayor Wadyajena and his colleagues at Cottco. The timeline is from the court documents currently available.

Wadyajena and his colleagues were arrested this week and appeared in court on Wednesday, 17 August 2022.

Update: Wadyajena and his accomplices were freed on $200,000 bail on Thursday 18 August. See more on this link

­čöÁ Early 2019:

Wadyajena and his co-accused hatched a plan to defraud Cottco through faking the purchase of goods cotton bale ties for Cottco.

They open a shelf company called Pierpont Moncroix. This name is the same as that of a legitimate Mauritius company not related to the Wadyajena and his colleagues, and this was done mislead Cottco.

Cottco acting procurement manager Fortunate Molai recommends the shelf company as the best supplier for 3 million High Carbon Bale Ties valued at US$2,6 million.

­čöÁ March 14 2019:

Cottco Managing director Pius Manamike and Head of Marketing, Maxmore Njanji approve a Purchase Order in favour of Pierpont Moncroix Mauritius valued at US$2 528 000 purporting that Pierpont Moncroix Mauritius was going to supply 3 200 000 bale ties to Cottco.

­čöÁ Mid 2019:

After receiving the payment, Wadyajena and his colleagues use the money to start the importation of trucks from a USA company called Giant Equipment.

Over time a total of 25 trucks are imported. The trucks are registered under the company Mayor Logistics.

­čöÁ November 2019:

Manamike and Njanji issue a second purchase order on behalf of Cottco valued at US$1 106 000 for the purchase of the bale ties from Pierpont Moncroix. The order was approved even though the first order had not been delivered.

No bales were also delivered as the money was allegedly transferred to Afrozurich International in a currency swap deal.

­čöÁ November 2021:

Molai sends an email to the Cottco’s treasurer in which she requests the company to pay a deposit of US$2 500 000 for the purchase of other bales from Energy Park Company.

­čöÁ 23 November 2021:

US$363 900 (part of the transfer to CBZ Energy Park Account of US$750 000) is later transferred to Maropafadzo Energy (Pvt) Ltd Ecobank account.

Investigations reveal that payments to Maropafadzo Energy being part of the order for bale ties were further transferred into various accounts of individuals and corporates both local and international for procurement of services which have nothing to do with the purpose for which the funds were transferred at Cottco.

­čöÁ 24 November 2021:

US$421 000 is transferred to Energy Park Bulk Fuels (Pvt) Ltd.

Investigations later reveal that Energy Park in the fuel business and sells fuel in bulk and direct to retailers. It is not in the bale ties business.

­čöÁ 8 & 14 March 2022:

Two further transfers of US$450 000 and US$1 000 000 are made to Maropafadzo Energy from Cottco’s CABS Account.

­čöÁ July 2022:

Police officers raid a warehouse at Gokwe Nembudziya shopping centre and recover COTTCO farming inputs stockpiled there. The inputs, which included seeds, sprays and fertilisers, filled three trucks. Police also recovered bicycles and motor cycles. Reports say Wadyajena used his parliamentary portfolio chairmanship and proximity to the Cottco executives Manamike and Njanji to loot inputs, sprays, bicycles, motorcycles for his campaigns.

­čöÁ 16 August  2022:

Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission announces that it has arrested Wadyajena and his colleagues on 5 million corruption charges.

­čöÁ 18 August  2022:

Wadyajena and his accomplices are released on $200 000 bail. 

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Wadyajena and his co-accused were sent to Remand prison awaiting bail hearing finalisation this Thursday.

Mayor Wadyajena is the current Zanu-PF Member of Parliament for Gokwe-Nembudziya. He however stays in the luxurious Borrowdale Brooke suburb in Harare.

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69 Comments

spectacular splendour 1 month ago

oh really nice and fabulous.the low down on the political elites


spectacular splendour 1 month ago

mukuru vanenge vanyura Ava but kanjani vakapihwa bail vobva via deliver ma sinhi edhiri Ivo Mari vakatotenderedza zvekutodaro
scenario two-obva aitwa sacrificial lamb ahead of the 2023 elections tibva Tati ED most Boe yes please


Sabhuku 1 month ago

like always vese vanongobuda & hapana zvamunovaita. Manamike naNjanji kubva 2018 vachiba vachitenga mabhazi


Gwedu 1 month ago

During the days he made noise in Borrowdale, I once told you his days are numbered!! This is the result of his arrogance mbavha uyu. Imbavha well known but apa manje ingori introduction muone hubi hwake zvauri. Heartless i d I o t

spectacular splendour 1 month ago

sabhuku une village mentality yekufamba netunzira twechibhoyi wakadii kuita conductor wavo by now ungadai wa transport manager uchivabirawo vasingaone

spectacular splendour 1 month ago

when I grow up I want to join ZANU PF.kune Mari shuwa ndipeiwo zvima tender guys


tafchiccoz 1 month ago

uum kubva 2019 vachingorova bag rakawanda zvakadaro aaaaagh


spectacular splendour 1 month ago

waida kuti vadii Ivo vari papoto yenyama .waida kuti vadye nenyevhe here Ivo vari Harare ine magetsi nemvura ine soda

g 1 month ago

haa Mari yakabiwa sure. what remains to be seen is whether justice will be delivered. Mayor anogona akakanyana nemukuru because hakuna asiri mbavha that's why they can afford those luxurious cars. remember matrucks ake aimbowana ma contracts ku sakunda achitakura fuel but iye zvino ndandisisamaone


g 1 month ago

don't ­čśüÔśŁ´ŞĆ

g 1 month ago

@SS, calculate the number of zpf legislators, ministers and p.e.ps and imagine if all of them are looting like this. the amount will add up to billions. so call them small small. Mari yamayor yaioneka kuti ndeyekuba because hakuna munhu anodya yekushanda zvechibharanzi kudaro achinyaudza kub****dhero uko pakati pehusiku

spectacular splendour 1 month ago

mukuchemei iwo ma small smal iwaya mafufu awa vaitora chingwa chaivo munovaziva imi get away mhani

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spectacular splendour 1 month ago

Justice Mayor Wadyajena haaa mupfana une skiri dangi kindangi hako wakapenga zvekutodaro Mari dze ZANU PF ngadzidyiwe zvekutodaro because Zimbabwe is ZANU PF and ZANU PF is Zimbabwe


Tintin 1 month ago

this reeks of factionalism in the ruining party.pane wakadenha ­čÖä­čÖä­čÖä


ko ya sikala yakanziiko musi wa 16 1 month ago

mubvunzo uyo

spectacular splendour 1 month ago

this reeks of Job Sikhala,s fate

spectacular splendour 1 month ago

ndopaunonzwa ana kange ways tamburai vachiwomoka kuti ngaipinde hake mukomana kuti timu rake rikurovei same skiri hanzi REGISTER TO VOTE kkkkkk imi Kara kuna kudya kamwe. Anti corruption iyi Tati anyure aitawo sei Siya vanun'une vapfume zvisina fov****


masvingoboy 1 month ago

haaa imi vanhu.... a big company like cottco wth all its departments inoroveka zhet zvakapusa kudaro. millions for tht matter. bt vana Njanji havasi vega, the whole Admin yaidya mari...zvichabuda


spectacular splendour 1 month ago

iwewo muvhimbi haikona kuvharika zvekudaro Siya pepabhegi mentality uite changani bag mentality upfume iwewe

Crocodile 1 month ago

Zimbabwe is open for business ndoravanga vachiita vana Mayor apa nyika ichashaya magetsi nekutadza kubhadhara zvikwereti asi tine vanhu varikumhora havo mari yemuwando


INTERESTED ONLOOKER 1 month ago

Its the same story of catch and release ari kudya nevakuru. Yatofa yakaloader. 6kgs dzegold paAirport dzakashaya basa. Ndizvo zvimwezvo.

Mhazi of Silobela 1 month ago

he is going nowhere.....muzukuru uyu

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spectacular splendour 1 month ago

These lowlife fellows are after Mayor but they will not succeed because Mayor is a protected protege of the powerful

Cde hondo 1 month ago

They must rot in jail and their properties seized by state..... Proceeds from crime. Ed we are watching you on this one... No bail for some accussed of inciting violence toda kukuona pa mbavha idzi.


Cde hondo 1 month ago

We are watching you


labhauma 1 month ago

NICE CAR ­čÜŚ


Jah­čç┐­čç╝Tsvarie-07 1┬ámonth ago

Tichikura vakuru vaiti mbudzi inodya payakasungirirwa ­čĄö
ikozvino mbudzi yakuzvisungirira painoda kudya ­čśé


spectacular splendour 1 month ago

indava muchisaiza imi ko vane dziri offshore nekunana Dubai mukuchema iwo ma Hindi RTGS ekwa Mayor awa tiitirei serious maZimbo


spectacular splendour 1 month ago

vanofamba netsoka musacomenda pliz kana vanofamba nema ex Japanese used vehicle murikuteverwa nedhimoni renhamo hurombo plus chibharanzi zvekutodaro


God is Powerful 1 month ago

He played with anointed of God when he bullied rev Munyeza,and those that supported him will perish ,...watch this space....whether powerful on earth but Heaven has all the power...political Fathers will fall....come 2023


Duduzani 1 month ago

Civil servants demands better working conditions, government says they don't have money whilst the elite club are looting funds from the government


Duduzani 1 month ago

Mayor Logistics for Wadyajena, pliz also investigate TinMac for Tinotenda Machakaire


Mayor Wadyajena 1 month ago

Makubata ini ndega ko TinMac for Tinotenda Machakaire naPote mukuvasiirei let's be fair


Mayor Wadyajena 1 month ago

Makubata ini ndega ko TinMac for Tinotenda Machakaire naPote mukuvasiirei let's be fair


Vreg 1 month ago

Catch and release


g 1 month ago

ko ya job sikala yakanziiko musi wa 16


zzzz 1 month ago

mayor akaitira munhu amutengesa noise kuBrooke..idyai Mari dzekuba munyerere


pk 1 month ago

biti and Chamisa hero basa, itai zvamunosiita semalawyer kumiririra mbavha


BUOY 1 month ago

ndiye wekuita noise neLambo kuBorrodale hre uyu


,. 1 month ago

Yeeees

Gwedu 1 month ago

I once told you his days were numbered during the days he made a lot of noise in Borrowdale. This is the result of his arrogance,, imbavha iyo !!


caiphus 1 month ago

free job sikahla and nyatsime 13


Moyo 1 month ago

Well connected guys never go to jail this case will just vapourise soon .The press will loose interest soon.


Mafira kureva 1 month ago

Daddy Hope vazvitaura kudhara izvi ndomarovero avanoita mari matsotsi ebato iri


pm 1 month ago

aah


pm 1 month ago

aah


Mr Bean 1 month ago

This is very interesting,on Tuesday he was questioning the Zinwa CEO why they awarded a tender to an engineering company to construct a dam 2 or so years ago and pay them and yet up to now no job was done.And the following day i hear that Justice Mayor has been arrested.


yes 1 month ago

yes


Vhomo 1 month ago

Wadyajena akatanga kuba kare uyu ende pamwe pacho aitoba on behalf of ED. Ukaona asungwa kudai anenge asina kuendesa chegumi kumukuru


BUOY 1 month ago

ndiye wekuita noise neLAMBO hre


Two Boy 1 month ago

Just a political fallout. This is our system. Nothing unusual. If small boys can do this what about the bigger boys.

Justice will be delayed until the public forget.


jonathan moyo 1 month ago

Saka nyika ingaende kupi tichidayi pliz, varimi vecotton voda mari dzavo moti hakuna mari zvimwe zvinongoda kufungawo so isu tisina mhosva tofira mumajeri ko avo vakaba mazimari moti kudii nxaa


Bossolona 1 month ago

Catch and release...we haven't forgotten what happened to Henrietta Rushwaya #register_to_vote


kia 1 month ago

ko Karoro zvakazodini


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

These guys are not going to get bail on a silver platter. The case is too strong against them. Of them all, I wish Wadyajena the worst. He must go to jail.

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Mu Cal Show 1 month ago

Zvino Mayor zvaasugwa road yeSanyati ichagadzirwa . Whats so special about Wadyajena zvekuti he i untouchable. This is another catch and release episode mark my words

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Majority Rule 1 month ago

All government parastatals must be t****ughly investigated, looting is taking place there


Majority Rule 1 month ago

All government parastatals must be t****ughly investigated, looting is taking place there


Majority Rule 1 month ago

All government parastatals must be t****ughly investigated, looting is taking place there


Majority Rule 1 month ago

All government parastatals must be t****ughly investigated, looting is taking place there


Majority Rule 1 month ago

All government parastatals must be t****ughly investigated, looting is taking place there


Billboard Of Public Opinions 1 month ago

Even the Sanyati to Gokwe road rehabilitation was fraudulently awarded to Justice Wadyajena. We all knew it and ED was aware of it but ED kept quite about it because him too is a corrupt leader. We have thugs and cartels who have gotten wealthy tenders in Zimbabwe simply because the cartels and thugs are Zanu Pf members.


Maparamuro 1 month ago

This is nothing compared to the looting happening in the construction of Harare-Beitbridge road. If Idhi and Zac are serious they will move in to that and tell us how the nation is losing billions to zanupf fraudsters. These people are not political leaders but looters par excelence


wadyajena 1 month ago

guys I'm connected to zanu pf nothing will harm me


CCC 1 month ago

kuzotenga 25 trucks kwakutovakisa garage paroundabout dai vakatora ese


aaa 1 month ago

mungape bail mbavha ykadii shuwa


dogie 1 month ago

mwari avenemwi vanhu vezanu


263 1 month ago

chakara kununa kudya kamwe


Anonymous 1 month ago

iye munhu rudzii anoita 3 mabasa kuita judge(justice) woita futi councillor(mayor) woita fut MP ku Gokwe



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