Mupfumira case: State not ready

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FORMER Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Prisca Mupfumira on Monday appeared before Magistrate Hosea Mujaya at the Rotten row Magistrate’s Courts.

The State asked for postponement of the case, saying the documents needed for case to go ahead were not yet in place.

Mupfumira is facing seven counts of criminal abuse of office after she allegedly prejudiced the National Social Security Authority of more than US$100 million which she reportedly pumped into her personal businesses and Zanu PF.

The defense council was, however, opposed to the postponement, arguing that Mupfumira’s case had taken unusually long to be set down as it had previously been remanded to October 22.

The court also heard that the accused had undergone a surgical procedure, with implication that any further remand would complicate her health conditions.

Mujaya remanded the matter to December 9, saying that by then the state should have all the necessary documents in place.

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