Chombo’s Bail Conditions Further Relaxed
Ex Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo’s bail conditions have been further relaxed to allow him to seek medical attention in South Africa.
Chombo, currently facing numerous corruption charges with the State alleging he prejudiced it of more than $3,6 million, was represented by Lovemore Madhuku. Madhuku successfully applied to have Chombo’s passport released to May 9 so he can seek medical attention is South Africa.
State had argued that Chombo might flee the country if he got his passport back however the judge ruled that he had been religiously abiding by his bail conditions and granted the request.
Chombo’s reporting conditions were relaxed by the same court to once a day in January this year after the former minister had pleaded that he needed time to do farming and fend for his livelihood.
Chombo is being charged with criminal abuse of office, contravening the Prevention of Corruption Act and fraud with the State saying his alleged activities prejudiced it of $3, 6 million.