Marco Zennaro has returned to freedom after spending over 70 days in prison in Sudan. Or rather, he is under house arrest in the hotel, awaiting the developments of the various disputes against him, which should arrive in the next few days: the news comes from sources of the Farnesina and is part of a long negotiation between the ambassador in Sudan and the general manager Luigi Vignali, who had been sent by the minister Luigi Di Maio on a mission there.
Zennaro will remain in Sudan to deal with the legal matter that had become complicated over the weeks: in March the Venetian entrepreneur – who is the CEO of the electronic material company founded by his grandfather – had found a dispute from the local distributor of a batch of electrical transformers worth over one million euros that Zennaro had sent to Sudan after winning a tender in 2020.
Hence the idea of leaving for Khartoum to resolve the dispute: as he set foot in the hotel, he was placed under house arrest. Then came the prison, with the accommodation destined for Zennaro that was described by Courier service like a cage: “A square of concrete with a grate instead of the ceiling and the sun beating down on the occupants’ heads almost all day ”. The brother had made it known that “it’s boiling in there with about twenty other prisoners ”, since in the hottest hours they even touched 50 degrees. Now the family will certainly be relieved to know at the hotel.