Former cabinet ministers, Samuel Undenge and Walter Mzembi who are both facing corruption and abuse of office related charges were remanded to the 27 February by Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa.
Former Foreign Affairs Minister Mzembi, who is represented by Job Sikhala, was arrested on 5 January for donating four television sets to Emmanuel Makandiwa’s United Family International Church, Walter Magaya’s Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministry and Zion Christian Church.
Mzembi’s matter was remanded to 27 of February after the state indicated that it is in the process of concluding its investigations. Mzembi notified the court that he will be applying for refusal of further remand in the event that the State is unable to furnish him with a trial date by 27 February. Undenge, who also faces abuse of office charges for allegedly influencing the granting of tenders to his friends, also notified the court that during his next appearance, he will apply for variation of bail conditions.