harare-magistrates-court.jpgThe trial of former central intelligence boss, Lovemore Mukandi, who is facing charges of fraud, has been set for Wednesday this week.

Mukandi, who was arrested at the Harare International Airport in September this year when he returned from Canada, was released after successfully challenging his arrest, arguing that the warrant of arrest was not issued according to the law.

However, Mukandi was later summoned to appear at the Harare Magistrate Court for trial this week.

It is the state case that in 1996, Mukandi was tasked to supervise the construction of houses for the organisation but allegedly flouted tender procedures.

He is alleged to have misrepresented to his organisation and defrauded the Central Intelligence Organisation of more than Z$1, 6 million.

It is further alleged that Mukandi converted the money to his own use and bought properties and vehicles.