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Mupfumira’s Trial Dates Have Been Set

19 October 2020

The trial of former Tourism Minister, Prisca Mupfumira and the former NSSA director contribution and collections, Barnabas Matongera, in which they are accused of abuse of office has been set for November.

The duo is accused of flouting tender procedures when they approved a housing project in Gweru involving the development of 200 stands.

Magistrate Ngoni Nduna set their hearing for November 18, 19 and 20 on a continuous row at the Harare Magistrates’ Court.

Their trial was supposed to have commenced Monday but the State was yet to furnish the duo with some documents to prepare their defence.

Mupfumira, through her lawyer Mr Sylvester Hashiti, applied for scraping of her bail reporting conditions, but the State represented by prosecutor Michael Reza said it was not prepared to respond to the application saying she must go back to the High Court where she was granted bail.

Mupfumira was arrested last year over corruption and has since been relieved of her duties as the minister of Tourism.

Meanwhile, some have expressed concern over the way the state is handling the case saying there is a lack of enthusiasm on the part of the state suggesting that the government might not be committed to fighting corruption in the country.

More: The Herald

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