A Harare Magistrate has deferred the decision to lease a passport to the legislator and former minister Supa Mandiwanzira, who is facing charges of criminal abuse of office. Prosecutors argued against Mandiwanzira’s application to have his bail conditions relaxed citing a flight risk.
Mandiwanzira’s lawyers requested the relaxation of bail conditions to enable the former minister and entrepreneur to travel to China for business. The lawyers offered to put up a home property worth $100,000 as surety. Another property worth 100,000 has already been submitted as surety.
Mandiwanzira’s charges are that he:
- Engaged a South African company Megawatt to do consultancy work for NetOne outside set procedures
- Appointed his allegedly unqualified personal assistant to the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz) board.
The decision will be granted next week.
Supa Collins Mandiwanzira is a Zimbabwean politician, entrepreneur, former government minister and former journalist. He is the former Minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security in the Republic of Zimbabwe. Mandiwanzira is the founder of Zimbabwe's only privately owned radio station, ZiFM Stereo through... Read More About Supa Mandiwanzira