ZIMBABWE Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) commissioner Emmanuel Chimwanda, who was arrested this week for allegedly supplying Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s office with classified information, was granted $500 bail by a Harare magistrate yesterday.
Chimwanda faces charges of impersonation, illegal possession of articles for criminal use and breaching the Official Secrets Act.
Magistrate Donald Ndirowei ordered Chimwanda to be remanded on bail to April 22 and ordered him to surrender his travel documents, report once a week to CID Law and Order section and reside at his given address.
He was also barred from visiting Zacc offices until the matter was finalised.
It is the State case that Chimwanda irregularly acquired a criminal docket that accused former Harare special interest councillor Charles Nyachowe of fraud.
“The accused person unlawfully abused his office as a commissioner in the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission by taking the above mentioned documents to Thabani Mpofu , Warship Dumba, Felix Matsinde and Mehluli Tshuma.
“The aforementioned people are not authorised by law to be in possession of, or to access such documents or information,” the document reads in part.
Mpofu, Dumba, Matsinde and Tshuma were also arrested on separate charges of impersonation and obtaining information on several ministers’ alleged corruption in violation of the Official Secrets Act.
The four were granted $500 bail each on Wednesday.
Dumba, Matsinde and Tshuma were released on Wednesday evening while Mpofu was freed yesterday.