lovemore kurotwi.jpgThe trial of the Director and shareholder of Core Mining, Lovemore Kurotwi, who is facing charges of fraud, has been adjourned to the 25th of July.

According to State papers, Mr Kurotwi is alleged to have fraudulently misrepresented to the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development in March 2009 that he once worked for BSGR, a reputable mining company.

The State further contends that Mr Kurotwi made several other misrepresentations, which led to a joint venture operation under an already existing company called Canadile Miners Private Limited.

The company made a US$2 million loan application to a local bank which raised concerns at the Mining Ministry as indications had been that it was well resourced.

Investigations were subsequently instituted and massive acts of fraud were unearthed, and it was discovered that Kurotwi’s company was bankrupt.

As a result of the action by the accused, the state alleges that Government suffered actual prejudice by giving mining opportunities to a bankrupt shelf company.

The High Court has deferred the matter to the 25th of July after Mr Kurotwi’s lawyer, George Chikumbirike said he was not feeling well.

Justice Chinembiri Bhunu is presiding over the case.