Former Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere will be allowed to travel to South Africa for medical treatment after Harare magistrate Hosea Mujaya ordered the State to hand him back his passport on Thursday.
Kasukuwere is facing corruption charges over land given to former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s sister, Shuvai Gumbochuma. Kasukuwere’s lawyer said the former minister intends to travel on medical grounds and sought temporary release of his passport until January 16. Kasukuwere, who lost his mother on New Year’s Eve, indicated he had to intended to make the application for his passport’s release on January 3.
Prosecutor Zivanai Macharaga did not oppose Kasukuwere’s application. Meanwhile, Gumbochuma, the beneficiary of the alleged crime, has since turned state witness.