FORMER Energy Minister Samuel Undenge was Friday sentenced to four years imprisonment after being convicted on abuse of office charges.
The charges stem from claims he handpicked a company jointly owned by a Zanu PF legislator and a ZBC broadcaster to do work for Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) without going to tender.
Harare regional magistrate, Hosea Mujaya on Friday ruled that Undenge, who denied the allegations throughout his trial, knowingly committed the offence.
The former top government official will serve two years behind bars after 1 and half years were suspended on condition of good behaviour.
He becomes the first former cabinet minister who formed ousted President Robert Mugabe’s now defunct government to be convicted and jailed over a corruption related offence.
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