Ginimbi who has just returned from a jolly in USA and Dubai yesterday escaped spending a week in jail.

The State had urged a Harare magistrate to lock him up because he had chosen not to come to court.

“Your Worship, the accused is a very wealthy man, he can choose to be anywhere he wants anytime. He really knew that he was wanted in court on 17 September but he decided not to come,” said Prosecutor Ephraim Zinyandu.

However, Ginimbi’s lawyer, Mr Jonathan Samkange, had advised the court that his client had failed to come to court and applied for the trial date to be postponed to 9 October.

“l told the court that my client was out of the country. He failed to make it back on time because he had missed his flight. I did bring him here the first thing after his arrival from abroad.”

Magistrate Nemadire ruled in favor of Ginimbi and cancelled the warrant of arrest. Kadungure is facing charges of fraud together with controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo.