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$5 000 bail for Chombo

By Tatenda Chipungudzanye / Published on Friday, 08 Dec 2017 15:46 PM / No Comments / 1846 views

8 December 2017


. . .Chipanga granted $500 bail

FORMER Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo was yesterday granted $5 000 on a host of corruption charges he is facing as well as abuse of office.

Lawyer, Professor Lovemore Madhuku successfully appealed for his release before High Court Judge, Justice Edith Mushore.

He was ordered to reside at his Mt Pleasant home until the case is finalised.

Chombo was also ordered to surrender his travelling documents as well as report to Marlborough police station three times daily – once between 06-10am, between 11am and 2pm and once more between 4pm and 6pm.

Justice Mushore ordered Chombo NOT to visit the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe offices as well as any of the local government offices in the country.

Chombo faces several charges contravening Section 4(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 9:16) when he together with Psychology Chiwanga, Rejoice Pazvakavambwa, Iben Fransisco, James Chiyangwa, Theresa Chenjerayi, Elias Choto and Lazarus Chimba to forged documents which were used to transfer a Glen Lorne property from the Harare City Council to Alois Chimeri.

Former Zanu-PF youth leader Kudzanayi Chipanga was earlier on granted $500 bail for making statements undermining public confidence in the military.

Chipanga was also represented by Professor Madhuku where a successful appeal for his release was done before Justice Mushore.

He was ordered to report twice a day at Borrowdale Police Station and to reside at the given address until the matter is finalised as well as to surrender his travel documents.

Part of the bail conditions include not to interfere with State witnesses.

Law Officer Edmore Nyazamba appeared for the State.

Meanwhile, Chombo and Chipanga are expected to appear at the Harare Magistrate court today.

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