Chombo and Chipanga denied bail for their own safety


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Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo and former Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front youth leader Kudzai Chipanga were today denied bail with the magistrates seeming to sing from the same hymn book that they would be lynched by the pubic if they are released on bail because the public is angry with them.

They were both remanded to 8 December.

Chombo appeared before magistrate Elisha Singano while Chipanga appeared before magistrate Josephine Sande..

Chombo is facing charges of fraud, criminal abuse of office and contravening the Prevention of Corruption Act while Chipanga is facing charges of publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to the State or alternatively causing disaffection among the police force or defence forces.

Chombo’s lawyer Lovemore Madhuku offered to pay $2 000 bail and that he would report to Marlborough police three times a day.

Madhuku also represents Chipanga.

 

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