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Is Muchechetere’s case slowly collapsing?

The trial of Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation suspended chief executive Happison Muchechetere failed to take off yesterday because the defence was not ready and was rescheduled for 9 July. His lawyer Keith Kachambwa said he would be applying for exception to the charge because what Muchechetere did is not an offence. Initially Muchechetere was charged with fraud but this was changed to contravening a section of the Procurement Act. The charge relates to the acquisition of an outside broadcasting van from China. Muchechetere is reported to have inflated the price and pocketed some of the money. Beaven Murevanhema for the State said Muchechetere was just trying to delay the trial. His lawyers were given enough time to respond to the allegations.

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