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Mupfumira's trial to kick off on the 4th

by Staff reporter
22 Oct 2019 at 21:40hrs | Views
The state has completed investigations into four of the nine criminal abuse of office charges against former Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Priscah Mupfumira, to pave way for her trial early next month.

Former Minister Priscah Mupfumira who is facing allegations of criminal abuse of office will stand trial on the 4th of next month after the state completed investigations into four of the nine counts levelled against her.

The counts include purchasing motor vehicles without the approval of the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) board, money laundering and abusing public funds by paying air tickets for her aides, directors and relatives to and from South Africa for her daughter's wedding.

Mupfumira, whose charges emanate from her alleged siphoning of around US$95 000 from NSSA is out of custody on a five thousand dollar bail.

In another court case in Harare this Tuesday, former Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) Chief Executive Officer, Frank Mandlamakhulu formerly known as Chitukutuku has been charged with six counts of criminal abuse of office involving 20 million United States dollars..

Allegations are that from January 2009 to 2016, Chitukutuku diverted the money after he allegedly engaged a company called Fremus for road construction in six rural district councils without going to tender.

It is further alleged that the company would transfer money to 's Chitukutuku's personal account before he allegedly used it to purchase a property in Harare's leafy suburb of Glenlorne.

Chitukutuku was arrested on the 17th of this month by the members of Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) in a drive to weed out corruption in the country.

Source - zbc