Businessman Wicknell Chivayo‘s bail conditions were partially relaxed as he is no longer required to report to the police frequently, The Herald reports. Wicknell also received his Harare home tittle deeds back. However, his bail was increased from $2000 to $10000.
According to the publication:
Justice Webster Chinamora ruled that requiring Chivayo’s title deeds to be held in connection with the bribery charges seemed disproportionate to the gravity of the remaining offence he is charged with.
But to counterbalance the effect of freeing the title deeds, in the exercise of his discretion, Justice Chinamora increased the amount of bail to $10 000 from $2 000.
Chivayo is accused of bribing former ZPC chairman to manipulate the outcome of a tender in his favour.
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