Saturday, 5 November 2016


Harare Provincial Magistrate Douglas Vakai Chikwekwe has dismissed a warrant of arrest applied by the state against Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo on the basis that the agreement entered into by Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) and Professor Moyo's lawyers is not legally-binding.

Mr Chikwekwe said the record for Professor Moyo was improperly brought before the court and he cancelled the record ruling that Moyo was never summoned by the court nor warned of an arrest if he were to abscond.

The magistrate also granted US$500 bail each to Professor Moyo's deputy Dr Godfrey Gandawa and ZIMDEF Principal Director for Finance Nicholas Mapute.

He said bail is a right and the state had failed to prove that the two would abscond.

He ordered the duo to report 3 times weekly at Highlands and Waterfalls Police Stations.

The two were also ordered to surrender their passports, reside at their given addresses and not to interfere with witnesses and evidence.

The accused are jointly accused of fleecing ZIMDEF of more than US$450 000.

Meanwhile, the Constitutional Court is set to preside over a challenge by Professor Moyo seeking determination on whether the ZACC is lawfully authorised to effect arrests.


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