Just In: Former VP Mphoko granted bail

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FORMER Vice President (VP) Phelekezela Mphoko suffered another legal blow on Wednesday with the Harare Magistrates’ Court dismissing his application of exception to quash the charge against him.

By Bayethe Mhlanga

FORMER Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko who is facing charges of abuse of public office has been granted $1000 bail by Magistrate Enias Magate.  

Mphoko is facing arrest for forcing the release from police custody of former Zimbabwe National Road Administration acting chief executive Moses Juma and non-executive director Davison Norupiri, who were in 2016 arrested by Zacc on allegations of defrauding the roads authority of US$1,3 million.

The bail conditions require Mphoko to surrender his passport and report to CID commercial crimes division every Friday.  His next remand date is September 4 at the Rotten row court in Harare.

Mphoko was reported to be on the run after he dramatically sped off from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) avoiding being arrested at the Bulawayo’s Tredgold Magistrates Court.

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