Chombo sentenced to 90 days in prison for contempt of court

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Home Affairs Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo was sentenced to 90 days in prison for defying High Court orders compelling him to pay back $78 900 that was unlawfully seized from a Mutare businessman Mr Tendai Blessing Mangwiro.

Justice Amy Tsanga found Chombo guilty of contempt of court and jailed him for three months with labour. The judge said the sentence may be wholly suspended if Minister Chombo complies with the court orders he defied. The minister has recently been given a 14-day ultimatum to pay $1,5 million to the same businessman or risk imprisonment.

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