2 years after the arrest of former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo his trial is yet to commence, Zimlive reports. The National Prosecuting Authority has blamed the ZRP investigating officer working on the case for the delay.
According to the publication, the prosecutor in charge of the case said the investigating officer was constantly changing statements thereby stalling progress:
The state is waiting for police documents and can’t proceed to trial without the documents. The challenge is that the investigating officer keeps changing statements and is stalling progress.
Chombo was arrested during the November 2017 coup and is facing a number of charges including prejudicing Eddie Pfugari $200 Million in a botched land deal.