Former Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa’s daughter, Kangai (38), has revealed that she worked for Wicknell Chivayo as an intern in 2014.

Newsday reports that Kangai, a US permanent resident, turned into a “consultant during contract negotiations with a Chinese supplier”.

“I travelled to Chint company and sat for the project negotiations as a financial consultant,” read part of Kangai’s affidavit deposed with the police now forming part of the docket prosecutors have pieced together in a bid to nail Chivayo.

Sometime in 2015, Kangai left Intratrek after getting a place for further study in China and never returned to her position as Chivayo’s employee. When she returned to the USA, Chivayo requested to use her Visa account with CBZ Bank for purchase of some “equipment he wanted in the US”, but the money was later transferred into different unnamed accounts at the shadowy businessman’s instructions.

Chivayo subsequently deposited $187 350 into her account. “From the deposited amount, $7 300 was for personal assistance … a further $180 000 was disposed by myself on accused’s instructions,” Kangai said.

Chinamasa was this week named as the official who advised ZPC to raise the $5 million Chivayo had demanded for the solar project’s feasibility studies.