Francis Gudyanga

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Francis Gudyanga
BornFrancis Pedzana Gudyagnga
  • Permanent Secretary
Years active2013-present
EmployerGovernment of Zimbabwe
OrganizationMinistry of Mines and Mining Development
Known forBeing Permanent Secretary of Mines and Mining Development

Francis Gudyanga is the Zimbabwean permanent secretary of the Ministry Mines and Mining Development.


Francis Gudyanga was born Francis Pedzana Gudyanga.[1]


Gudyanga has been the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development of the Republic of Zimbabwe since September 2013. In 2007 he was the Permanent Secretary of Science and Technology Development. He has been a Director of The Dubai Diamond Exchange since November 2013.[1]


1,7 million Scandal

The permanent secretary was alleged to have ordered the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) to pay Pedstock, which is a Harare based agricultural firm over $1,3 million presumably for services the firm provided to the Zimbabwe Republic Police's Minerals and Border Patrol Unit.[2]

The police through their national Spokesperson, Charity Charamba denied to have ever done business with Pedstock,

"We have never done any training business with Pedstock. We will need to investigate from our side."

Pedstock also denied providing services to the Minerals and Border Patrol Unit.

Coincidentally, Pedstock supplied and installed irrigation equipment at Gudyanga's farm in Manicaland Province. MMCZ also paid a West Indies based Glamer Limited $575 000, presumably as advance payment for special funding for the Minerals and Border Control Unit. MMCZ in total paid $1 725 million. Gudyanga is yet to comment on the issue.[2]

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More News Headlines


  1. 1.0 1.1 , [ Executive Profile Francis Pedzana Gudyanga], Bloomberg, published: No Date Given, retrieved: June 17, 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 , Takunda Maodza,Perm Sec in 1,7m scandal, Herald, published: June 17, 2016, retrieved: June 17, 2016