Crime & Courts

Breaking News: Chombo Acquitted

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PROSECUTORS CLAIM NO EVIDENCE HE STOLE 125 STANDS

 

Former Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo who was being tried for corruptly allocating himself more than 125 residential stands when he was still minister had been  set free

 

 

Chombo was implicated in the Justice Uchena land audit report.

 

 

He was being accused of criminal abuse of office, an offence was committed some 15 years ago.

 

 

In his ruling, Harare provincial magistrate Stanford Mambanje removed Chombo from remand and advised the state to proceed by way of summons.

 

 

This is after the State had admitted it had no sufficient evidence to pin down the veteran politician.

 

 

Prosecutor Lancelotte Mutsokoti proposed to proceed by way of summons saying the State had no sufficient evidence to proceed to trial.

 

 

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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