Magistrate Judith Zvuyu heard that Kudzai allegedly made a double claim for payment of a motor vehicle serviced at Croco Motors last August.

He was remanded out of custody on US$ 1 000 bail.

Appearing for the state, prosecutor Liberty Hove told the court that Kudzai, employed by Hippo Valley as a Planning Accountant in the Finance Department, last year claimed $3 678 as payment to Croco Motors for a service rendered to them, knowing pretty well that the same payment had been made in advance.

Kudzai is alleged to have made an electronic transfer into Croco Motors Chiredzi’s Standard Chartered Bank Account, before going to the plant and demanding it back, claiming that it was a double payment.

The trial is set to continue on the 21st of January this year.

Contacted for comment, Goche, who is also co-chairing the Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (JOMIC), as well as being Zanu PF chief negotiator in the inter-party talks, first admitted that Kudzai was his son, before making a u-turn.

"My son, oh you mean Kudzai, but I do not have a son by that name, " he said, before hanging his phone. Radio VOP