Mupfumira denied bail, Nzenza on the run


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Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira has been denied bail and may spent 21 days on remand after Acting Chief Magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi today ruled that she has a case to answer and acceded to the prosecutor general’s request for a three week remand because the offence she is facing is a very serious matter.

Mupfumira who was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission is facing corruption charges involving $95 million from the national pension fund the National Social Security Authority which fell under her jurisdiction when she was Minister of Public Service and Labour.

She denies all the charges levelled against her.

Independent legislator Temba Mliswa said Mupfumira might not be allowed to appeal her bail denial because it was certified by the High Court.

He also claimed that current Minister of Labour Sekai Nzenza is on the run as she is implicated in Mupfumira’s case because she was allegedly bought a house in Cape Town by Mupfumira.

“Sekesai Nzena should further be arrested for obstructing the course of justice & protecting Mupfumira,” Mliswa tweeted.

“All the boards under Mupfumira are suspiciously likely to be accomplices too & I’ll provide the links.”

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The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.

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