Former Health and Child Care Minister Obadiah Moyo is reportedly seeking the relaxation of his reporting conditions on the basis that they are too costly and an inconvenience to him, The Herald reports. The matter came to light in court where Moyo made an application for his conditions of reporting 3 times a week to be relaxed.
According to the publication:
Obadiah Moyo, through his lawyer, said there were changed circumstances since his initial appearance on July 6 this year which warrants variation of his reporting conditions.
However the state led by prosecutor Michael Reza opposed Moyo’s application and reportedly cited these 3 reasons:
- Nothing has changed since his first appearance in court.
- Moyo did not challenge the conditions when they were imposed by the court on the day he was granted bail.
- The conditions imposed were the ones which are compelling Moyo to return to court and they were still serving the purpose.
The Magistrate Mr. Trynos Utahwashe will rule on the issue on 27 October.
Moyo was arrested in July for his alleged involvement in the Draxgate scandal which saw a company called Drax supplying COVID-19 materials to the government at inflated prices. He subsequently lost his job due to the scandal.
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