Home Crimes & Courts Former minister, Prisca Mupfumira trial kicks off

Former minister, Prisca Mupfumira trial kicks off

Zimbabwe’s then Environment and Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira arrives at the Harare Magistrates Courts on July 26, 2019, as she faces seven corruption charges linked to the disappearance of $94 million from the country’s pension fund when she was welfare minister. – Mupfumira was detained on July 25, 2019 by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) and is the first sitting minister of the ruling Zanu-PF party to be arrested for graft under the new administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP)

The trial of former cabinet minister Prisca Mupfumira has kicked off at the Harare Magistrates court this Wednesday with both Mupfumira and her then Permanent Secretary, Ngoni Masoka pleading not guilty to all three counts.

The duo is being charged for two counts of criminal abuse of office as public officers and one of concealing a transaction.

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Also in court today, A Mbire man left Guruve magistrates courts in stitches after he queried the wisdom of having to be subjected to a trial over impr_gnating his 15-year-old wife.

The suspect who cannot be named to protect the identity of the complainant pleaded not guilty to contravening section 70 of the criminal codification act that is having s_x with a minor before Guruve magistrate Geraldine Mutsotso today.

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