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Chombo corruption trial further delayed

by newzimbabwe
23 Oct 2018 at 06:59hrs | Views
FORMER Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo's trial on corruption charges was Monday again pushed to end of next month, pending a High Court's determination on his application for stay of prosecution on rights grounds.

Chombo's High Court application has also stalled other cases in which the former minister is being accused together with expelled Zanu-PF officials Kudzai Chipanga, Munyaradzi Hamandishe and Mathew Muleya.

Chombo approached the High Court seeking stay of criminal prosecution, arguing that his rights were violated when he was illegally detained by soldiers in November last year.

His lawyer Lovemore Madhuku said, "Proceeding at this point would undermine the administration of justice."

"The victim is entitled to a remedy because where there is violation of rights there should be a remedy and the state should be liable to the damages," said the lawyer.

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Source - newzimbabwe