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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