Zimbabwe Judge Frees Ousted Finance Minister Chombo On $5 000 Bail, Chipanga Out On $500


Former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo was today granted $5 000 bail while former Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front youth leader Kudzanai Chipanga got $500 bail.

Zimbabwes Finance Minister, Ignatius Chombo, left, and Kudzanai Chipanga in leg irons are led to a prison truck at the magistrates courts in Harare, Zimbabwe, Saturday, Nov.25, 2017. The legality of the military take over in Zimbabwe is under scruitiny in new cases against several officals linked to the ruling party faction of Mugabes wife. Chombo told the court that masked men in military uniforms burst into his home and pointed assault rifles at him and his wife as the military moved in. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Chombo and Chipanga were denied bail when they first appeared in court on 24 November and were remanded to tomorrow.

They were granted bail by High Court judge Edith Mushore.

Chombo is facing corruption charges and was asked to report to the police three times a day and reside at his Mt Pleasant home.

He was also asked to surrender title deeds, travel documents and not to visit the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe or local government offices.

Chipanga who is charged with publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to the state was asked to report twice a day at Borrowdale Police Station .

He was also asked to surrender travel documents and not to interfere with State witnesses.