court.jpgFormer CIO boss Lovemore Mukandi who is facing charges of fraud, has failed to turn up for trial. The trial was supposed to kick off today, Thursday at the Harare Magistrate Court.

Mukandi was summoned to appear at the Harare Magistrate Court for trial on charges of defrauding the organisation of US$1, 6 million which was meant for construction of houses.

It is the state case that Mukandi who was tasked to supervise construction of houses for the Central Intelligence Organisation flouted tender procedures and contracted a company owned by his friends.

He is alleged to have misrepresented to the organisation about the amounts required and was given 1,6 million Zimbabwean dollars which he converted to his own use.