Underfire former Finance Minister, Ignatius Chombo is alleged to have bought a Toyota Hilux Vigo for his step-daughter, socialite Pokello Nare, illegally using state funds. Chombo is facing charges of fraud, criminal abuse of office and contravening the Prevention of Corruption Act. The state is alleging that the former minister applied for capital expenditure loans purportedly for agriculture equipment but diverted the money for personal use which included the purchase of Pokelo’s high-end truck.
Part of the state’s case against Chombo reads:
A Toyota Hilux Vigo black in colour engine number 1KD 9340021 chassis number MROFZ229GX01516518 was imported and supplied in the name of Pokelo Nare of 222 Samora Machel Avenue in Harare.
Chombo is appearing in court today for his bail hearing.
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Dr. Ignatius Chombo is a Zimbabwean politician and a former member of the ruling Zanu-PF party. He is also the former Minister of Finance and Economic Development. On 14 November 2017, after the military took over control of the country, Chombo was reportedly arrested by... Read More About Ignatius Chombo
Pokello Nare is a Zimbabwean socialite, businesswoman and former Big Brother Africa (BBA) housemate.She got married to Elikem Kurmodzie a Ghananian tailor and actor best known for representing Ghana in the 2013 Big Brother Africa reality show. Pokello is stepdaughter to Ignatius Chombo. In February... Read More About Pokello Nare