Zimbabwe Court Grants Bail To Former Finance Minister

Ignatius Chombo

A Zimbabwean judge on Thursday released on bail former Finance Minister, Ignatius Chombo, who is facing charges of corruption dating back two decades, including defrauding the central bank.

Chombo was detained after the military seized power in “Operation Restore Legacy” two weeks ago, which it said was meant to remove “criminals” around former president Robert Mugabe.

The court had ordered Chombo to pay 5,000 dollars for the bail and surrender his passport.

High Court judge, Edith Mushore, accused the government of illegal and arbitrary detention.

Chombo’s lawyer says he will deny the charges when his trial starts.

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