Former Health and Childcare Minister, Dr. David Parirenyatwa was granted $500 bail by Harare Magistrate Elisha Singano following his arrest earlier today on allegations of abuse of office.
Parirenyatwa was remanded to October 26 and was ordered not to interfere with witnesses, surrender his passport and report twice weekly to the police. Parirenyatwa who lost his ministerial post when a new cabinet was announced, adds to a number of former ministers who have been dragged before the courts since Mnangagwa took over from Robert Mugabe in 2017. Parirenyatwa is accused of unlawfully directing the board of the National Pharmaceutical Company of Zimbabwe (NatPharm) to terminate the contract of its managing director, Flora Nancy Sikefu, on June 4 this year.
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Other former ministers whose cases are still pending before the courts include Walter Mzembi, Samuel Udenge, and Ignatius Chombo while others have since fled the country.
David Parirenyatwa is a medical practitioner and the former Minister of Health and Child Welfare. He is a politician affiliated to the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) party. In September 2018 Parirenyatwa was arrested over allegations of criminal abuse of office and was... Read More About David Parirenyatwa
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
Walter Mzembi is a Zimbabwean politician and a former member of the ruling Zanu-PF party. He is also the former Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is the current president of People's Party which was formed in November 2019. Mzembi previously had served as the Minister... Read More About Walter Mzembi