Former Pangea boss to spend 14 more days behind bars

Friday December 7 2018

 

By Fortune Francis @TheCitizenTZ news@tz.nationmedia.com

Dar es Salaam. An investigation into a case facing ex-president of Pangea, North Mara, Exploration and Bulyanhulu mines Deogratius Mwanyika and co-accused has not been completed.

Senior State lawyer Mutalemwa Kishenyi has said this today on December 7 before Resident Magistrate-in-Charge Kelvin Mhina of the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court.

He alleged in court that the area for carrying out the investigation into the case was wide hence saying there were some documents that were still being worked upon.

Defence lawyer Alex Mgongolwa has told the court that records show the Prosecutions the last time told the court that the investigation had reached its end, but today it claims it has not been completed.

After Mgongolwa’s explanation, lawyer Kishenyi told the court that it was true that some documents were still being worked upon and he asked the court to set another date for the case’s mention.

After hearing the arguments from both parties, Magistrate Mhina postponed the case until December 21, this year, when it would come up for mention.                                                                                                                                                                                           Besides Mwanyika, the other co-accused in the  case are Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Public Relations Manager Alex Lugendo,  Pongea, North Mara and Bulyanhuku gold mines Executive Director Assa Mwaipopo and  Pangea Ltd, North Mara, Exploration and Bulyanhulu.

The accused are facing 39 counts, including those of money laundering and evading to pay tax of over $112 million.

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