Seasoned journalist and ZANU PF apologist Reason Wafawarova has sensationally claimed that businessman Wicknell Chivayo bribed himself out of jail to be given a shorter sentence for a fraud case.
Wafawarova was commenting on the sentencing of ZANU PF member Psychology Maziwisa and former TV anchor Oscar Pambuka.
Said Wafawarova, “Wicknell was convicted and jailed 3 years for 3 million Rand fraud, Maziwisa and Pambuka jailed 6.5 years each for $12K fraud. Wicknell bribed every male involved in his trial, and fell in love with every woman that was involved, regardless of age. His mum paid everyone and organised to meet the daughters in law while he was at Chikurubi. Our justice system stinks. I am sure none of these guys is tempted by $12K, so Psycho and Oscar can suffer continue.”
Controversial businessman Chivayo was convicted in 2005 conviction for money. He was in 2005 jailed five years two years were conditionally set aside, leaving him to serve an effective three years in prison.
Maziwisa and Oscar Pambuka were yesterday jailed for six-and-a-half years for duping Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) of over $12 000.
They will however, serve three-and-a-half years each after part of the sentence was made to run concurrently.
Their jail term could be reduced by another year if they restitute ZPC $6 000, each by January 31, 2019.