Supa Mandiwanzira’s bail conditions have been relaxed. Mandiwanzira is facing criminal abuse of office charges.
Mandiwanzira’s charges relate to his engagement of a South African company, Megawatt, to do consultancy work for NetOne and appointing his allegedly unqualified personal assistant to the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz) board. As part of bail conditions, Mandiwanzira was ordered to surrender his passport, report to Borrowdale Police Station twice a week, provide surety in the form of title deeds amounting to $100 000 and continue residing at his given address.
Regional magistrate Elijah Makomo ruled that Mandiwanzira reports once on the first Monday of each month. Makomo deferred ruling on Mandiwanzira’s application for the temporary release of his passport to enable him to travel to China on a business trip. Mandiwanzira had offered to surrender an additional property worth $100 000 in a bid to convince the courts that he does not intend to skip trial if granted his application. Makomo deferred the matter till after April 27 in anticipation that Mandiwanzira’s High Court application for review would have been set down.
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