Chombo’s bail conditions relaxed

FORMER Finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing allegations of fraud, corruption and criminal nuisance, yesterday successfully applied at the Harare Magistrates’ Court to have his punishing bail conditions relaxed.

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE

Under the new bail conditions, Harare magistrate, Josephine Sande ordered Chombo to report once a day between Monday and Friday.
Magistrate Sande had delayed the ruling on Chombo’s application saying the State should put its consent in writing after prosecutor Edmore Nyazamba had orally presented the consent before the court.

Chombo, who is represented by Lovemore Madhuku, had approached the court saying the stringent conditions were limiting him from working, as he was now a farmer.

The former minister was reporting three times daily at Mabelreign Police Station and had surrendered his passport and the title deeds to his house valued at $700 000.

9 Comments

  1. Chombo, Mpfofu, Chitando , Kasukuwere, Mphoko, IMBAVHA ZANU PF YAZVITADZA MBAVHA INOBA 2Million yobvisiswa Bail ye $5000 WHAT ARE YOU SAYING MUNANGAGWA,

    SANDIZVO ZVATAKAMHANYIRA MUSTREET!!!

  2. Meaning the white head will soon be free.

  3. Sekuru Chaminuka

    Comment…@nacido rico, Chombo maybe free because Chimanasa and ED who were ministers of justice didnt tighten the statutes to ensure conviction and jail time because they feared to be victims of same. Look at how the owners and directors of indiginous banks were allowed to go free after looting depositors funds.

  4. Now we can all see the claims by the army that they wanted to get rid of corrupt elements from around Mugabe was heap of rubbish they only wanted Jonathan Moyo only . Watch this space not a single corrupt former minister will be arrested bcoz those who are in power are more corrupt . Since Mugabe was removed not even a single high profile corrupt individuals was arrested and put in jail for good no one

    1. True. I will believe this corruption crack down the day one of them is convicted otherwise these arrests and bail outs are just a method of cover up and raising “little” revenue for the state.

  5. You can say that again Dubulaanyika. All they wanted was to get into power and now that they have it, why punish others in a way they fear will in future visit them?

  6. When we got independance war criminals did NOT see a day in court. Let’s put things in the proper perspective. That does not mean condoning corrupt practice.

  7. When we got independance war criminals did NOT see a day in court. Let’s put things in the proper perspective. That does not mean condoning corrupt practice.

  8. LUV MY COUNTRY ZIM

    its the same RGM and EDM vakafanana vanhu ava, nyaya dzerape ndodzinoita fast fast tomana is out free

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