CHOMBO, CHIPANGA IN COURT TODAY
Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo and former Zanu-PF Youth League secretary Kudzanai Chipanga are expected in court today.
Chombo faces abuse of power charges while Chipanga will be charged with inciting violence through an incendiary speech he made to the local media on November 14, 2017. Chombo was expected to appear at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday, he had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment after falling ill.
Professor Lovemore Madhuku, who is representing the duo, confirmed the developments yesterday.
“They will appear in court tomorrow,” he said. “Dr Chombo is not feeling well and is admitted to Parirenyatwa Hospital under police guard while Chipanga is still in police custody.”
Chombo is being accused of corruption and abuse of power dating back to the time he was Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing. Chipanga recently attacked Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Commander, General Constantino Guveya Chiwenga, and the ZDF, saying, “All those in security sector fatigues who wish to engage in politics are free to throw their hats in the ring and not hide behind the barrel of the gun’’, as he accused the army of looting diamonds, among other alleged infractions.
The whereabouts of Saviour Kasukuwere, Professor Jonathan Moyo and Patrick Zhuwao are unknown.