Mutare businessman says he has been victimised by police for Chombo’s arrest

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Mutare businessman, Tendai Mangwiro, who successfully obtained an order for convicted Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo’s arrest, says he is now being victimised by the police.

According to him, last Friday, police reportedly threatened to investigate and arrest Mangwiro if he fails to explain the source of $79 000 cash seized by the law enforcement agents in 2008. Mangwiro’s lawyer, Rungano Mahuni, confirmed the police had contacted his client and asked him to report to Mutare Central Police Station to explain the source of money, which was part of the exhibits seized and allegedly misappropriated by the police.

Chombo was convicted on Wednesday following his continuous defiance of ultimatums and court orders compelling him to pay Mangwiro $79 000 and $1,5 million, which was seized by his officers in 2012. High Court judge, Justice Amy Tsanga issued Chombo a 14-day ultimatum to ensure he complied with the court order or risk spending 90 days in prison.

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