Harare magistrate Mr Elisha Singano said Chivayo was a flight risk considering that he was arrested at the airport ‘fleeing’ to South Africa and to release him at this stage would undermine the proper administration of justice.
He added that Chivayo was facing a serious offence which involved public funds and that the State had a strong case against him.
The Harare based businessman was arrested last week over the $5 million payment he received from the state for the Gwanda Solar Project but undertook nothing meaningful at the site.
Only $48 was accounted for. Advocate Uriri is representing him.
Trial is expected to commence on August 27.