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Chombo wants bail conditions relaxed

By Bridget Mananavire

Former Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo has applied to the magistrates court to have his bail conditions relaxed to allow him to attend to his farm in Rafingora, Mashonaland West.

Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who was among those detained by the military when they seized power before Robert Mugabe resigned this week, arrives at court on to face corruption charges in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 25, 2017. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who was among those detained by the military when they seized power before Robert Mugabe resigned this week, arrives at court on to face corruption charges in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 25, 2017. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)

He made the application through his lawyers — Lovemore Madhuku and Tungamirai Muganhiri — before Harare magistrate, Josephine Sande, who reserved judgment on the matter until Monday.

In terms of the variation sought, Chombo wants to be allowed to report once a day at Marlborough Police Station, from Monday to Friday between 0800 hours and 1700 hours.

Currently, Chombo is reporting at the same station three times a day. In his application, he said he was now a full-time farmer.

“At the time of the original bail hearing, he (Chombo) had just vacated office as a Cabinet minister by operation of law. He was not re-appointed to Cabinet. He now has to depend on his farming on a full-time basis,” argued his lawyers in their application.

“His farm is in Rafingora. This is a drastic change of circumstances. The applicant has a constitutional right to keep his life intact and fend for his family”.

It was further argued that other persons who may qualify as Chombo’s co-accused were subsequently arrested and granted bail on less onerous conditions and that the State has not completed its investigations within the period it originally undertook and has not strengthened its case in any manner thereafter.

The State, represented by Edmore Nyazamba did not oppose the application.

Chombo was released on a $5 000 bail after spending days at Chikurubi Maximum Prison.

The former Zanu PF secretary for administration is facing a slew of charges that could potentially earn him a combined 55 years in prison if convicted.

He is being charged with criminal abuse of office, contravening the Prevention of Corruption Act and fraud with the State saying his alleged activities prejudiced it of $3, 6 million.

Chombo, 66, was seized by the military in the early hours of November 15 in an operation which led to former president Robert Mugabe being placed under house arrest and later led to his resignation.

He was released into the custody of the police on November 23 and was rushed to hospital for treatment on injuries he claimed were sustained during the time he was in military detention. DailyNews

  • Musamusiye musoro jena uyo wema sniper

  • Akacherera zvombo kupurazi

  • Being arrested means having yo freedoms denied. A former police minister must b in th know

  • Its good to see the great tasting their medicine for once #the untouchables

  • Wants bail conditions relaxed, kwete to be freed??

  • Anopenga ndiri kuuya ikoko

  • Light always prevails over darkness and wat is right is might.Ipai prazi vana ma charges aripo ndeyekuti mugonona kutadza kukutsika zvachose uko

  • Aripiko munhu uyu Chikurubhi or he is home and report 3times at police

    • Atori ku Den zvake

    • Anoreporter kumapurisa everyday kuti ndiri pano veduwe.

  • Who’s next ???

  • Hakuna zvakadero; hakuna kusungwa kwakadai

  • I wish there was a modus operandi not prone to abuse on bail conditions for ALL suspects in our legal… https://t.co/fU05VDZqzw

  • sungwa chete waimbobirei..hapana kwaunoenda..

  • Ngakumbotoonekwa iko ku farm kwacho kuti kunei ,no way out he is under arrest hakuna kuenda ku farm

  • kuda kutiza uku once ma conditions a free you will kiss the air good bye

    • True Zuze. He’s planning to skip the country. Believe you me, next news will be Chombo akatiza.

    • Kkk irikuda kutiza iyo sorojena

  • Asajairira vanhu munhu uyu achitaura kudaro ngaabve adzokera futi

  • Enda undorima kuma farm.prisons haiwawo

  • aaaa aaaa to relax for what nxaaa sungai munhu mhani uyo

  • Grab this ass hole bleksem….what more freedom does he needs…..fuck this guy he is getting into my nerves…..scrap take him back makuzoti bhowa manje

  • The hunter is now the hunted, ndiye aipa Police simba ichibira vana veZimbabwe, Chombo test your own medicine and shut up

  • no we dnt want that let him face the music

  • taste your medicine wakutibhowa iwe wakaondomora nyika yedu yaiva huchi nemkaka

  • Handit waizvit wakangwara iwe kuchenjera zvenhema uko

  • we are targeting criminals around Mugabe kkkkkk

  • Pane akutoshaya right yekuisa izvezvi but wotoda zvefarming yawaitadza uchiri minister nhai nhai nxaa

  • chombo Anenge ice cream suspect chete

  • Kumbira vaChiwenga

  • Ngaatorerwe farm racho zvinganetse

  • Vese varimukat havana minda here nema business avo avakasiya rake rakoshei ngavatomukanda mukat chaimo

  • chombo usada kunetsa iwe,chimbomira nyaya yako iyi tozotaura nezvayo after maelection

  • No freedom you think you are special,get your wife to attend to that.You its still your corrupt cousin in charge nxaa

  • Zvave kwawuri Chombo, pawaizviitira vamwe waiwona sezvakareruka

  • Haa bail reyi ngaagare mujeri imbavha iyi

  • Akuda kurova pasi.Make them tighter.

  • Chombo its high time you should be locked behind bars for a very long time, because you are fast becoming a nuisance plus you are a fool.

  • Kupurazi anoda kunodiiko mbavha uyo anodriver tractor here. Hakuna kana chaimborimwa basa rekuba mari dzenyika. Garai mamupedzera aende kujeri zvipere asatinetsa nxaaaa.

  • Aaaah anopenga relaxed futi for what reasons? Hapana zvakadaro let him taste his own medicine. Vaiti zvinopera sei.

  • Pidigu dhii.

  • kana wave musungwa nekafambiro kanotochinja, on the contrary to his claim, or is it a request, he should return all the loot he got!

  • Ah

  • 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 surely tables do turn 😕😕 humility is a must

  • Aiwa kutori nemurungu arikurimbs ikoko ngaagare akadaro uyo ,zimbavha kutipa nhamo nxaa

  • Why can’t they make it like an hourly report

  • He is thinking of his farm’ let those pple who were checking his farm continue checking it’ while he is serving his criminal record before he is transfered to his favorite prison’ atlist as a man who was having position they will give him a snooker & playing card for mind relief till his term in prison is finish

  • ” Your worship the accused has enough money to hire a top class manager and should he want to see his farm, he can buy a camera – carrying drone and visuals can be sent to him on Skype.”
    Therefore I strongly oppose relaxation of his bail conditions

  • Hakuna zvakadaro muhurumende itsva. Mange majaira nhaika

  • farming my foot !! he wants to run away

  • Musamupe

  • Garamo

  • Anoda kunotora kamwe ka 10 million kaakacherera mumunda

  • Ndokusungwa ikoko vaChombo dzikamayi zvenyu do u still think of a firm,ko vamayivharira vachibuda nevakadzi vaenda zvayinakidza,imi mototaura zvepurazi ramakaba futi,tiri kuritora nyararayi.

  • Aah mudhara unotochema schema zvako uchitorara kumba kuvari kuita 10 years varipa remand vanozoita sei,dindingwe rinofara richakweva rimwe

  • His farm?did he buy that farm.

  • Farm or farms

  • chombo wakuda kutamisa jere kuenda naro kupurazi kwako rafingora here kana kuti uri kuda kuitwa bundity remupurazi mako. usakanganwe land it will be return to the original owner b4 chombo so forget that bro we will see you after your duty 👋👋👋👋

  • Ngaaambogara pasi uyo

  • A beggar must not be a chooser and he should behave otherwise he will not be given any of that. Imbecile!

  • Dzose ishindi idzo na mnangagwa wacho saka iye mnangagwa anoda kutiudza kuti iye hapana chaakamorawo nxaaa fuck this bullshit…..lock all those motherfuckers forever….including this so called fckn crocodile of a thing….shit fucken bloody thieves

  • Ngaadzore mari yaakaba first zimhatarake. Ndirikuuya ikoko.

  • ada kutiza

  • Dai vatowedzera areporter kana 5 times a day.What makes him think heee he has the right to fend for his family ,mafamily mangani akadispeswa nekuda kwemaland barons achizviziva,mari ichishaiikwa mumabank achichengeta mazakwatira emari.Ngaakwane kurima kupi kwaanoiita.Kumaprazi kwake kwakazara masorabeans

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  • Word rekuti ari pahusungwa haasi kurinzwisisa

  • kkkkkk anotiza itowedzerai nga report ka 4 chaiko kkk

  • You should have used your farm well on time Mr. Dai maishandisa mafarms amakatora production dai iri mberi mberi. Torai farm iroro futi mupe vanogona kushandisa vaite.

  • Thats a stupid excuse

  • That’s is not an excuse face the law you put lives of millions to suffer eating money for cooperatives rentals for each Evey building in Zimbabwe time to pay has come

  • Ngaarime ikoko ,,,kana achida zvekurima

  • Not good enough reason for bail conditions relaxation. Surely you must have a farm manager. He can ably take care of business for you.

  • Anomama chete.

  • no way

  • akungwarisa dzoserai mukati Mhani mbavha iyo

  • Suwa muregei anorima!!

  • How did u get that farm, it should be taken nxaaa

  • Farm racho tikutoridawo kuno

  • Akuda kutiza

  • Hindaba achida kugarika kudai arimusungwa ko kana dai anga asina kupiwa bail racho aizvitaura arimujere

  • You were supposed to relax your mind and hands first which thinks and acts on stealing the zim money today we are spending much of our time on bank Ques we also love to spend the time at our farms farming or even socialising with friends and relatives.

  • kuda kutiza

  • Remand him inside mhani muchanzwa achiti at least reporting 3 tyms a day kuri nani.why shd he b given freedom if he had detained our economy fo such n era nekatateguru kekwa zvimba ako.Grab dat farm n redistribute ts portions to da landless souls in rafingora.Chombo deserves to rot in gaol.

  • Iyo imhata ngaifire mujeri ndiye ane ma money changers muno umu

  • Ngaatowedzerwa to five times a day he wants to escape musungwa haana freedom he must be in the cells like others no farming in the cells musungwa anorima kumunda kwe jeri kuchikurubi

  • danzo

    Dear Ignitius Chombo,
    l, and am sure millions other Zimbabweans have no sympathy for you devil’s son. You aided Mugabe’s iron fist rule for decades and stripped Zimbabwean citizens of there basic rights. Why should your bail conditions be relaxed ? This will only give you ample time to sneak out through Zimbabwe’s porous borders and then regroup with other on the run self exiled ex-G40 members outside to destabilize the country. Farming has always been there and will always be there, it can wait. The court will exonerate you of your many crimes once proven you have no case to answer. In the meantime the courts must put a stay on your current bail conditions.

  • Batai mnhu farm for wat ku musungwa dzorerai mkati . Mnangagwa akuratdza kusyzwa kana mnhu achinzi nhas asungwa mangwana atobuda bt kungwarira ksunga varombo mchivasungira kuba majigisi

  • Ko 10,000000 yanga iri mumba yaka dzorerwa ku reserve bank here? Ku apply zvenyu asi $10 millions kana ndimiwo?

  • Reporting 3 times a day is a bit too much

  • He is on bail and as human being to report thrice a day at near police is too m

  • Hapana izvozvo, tighten the screws and even weld them. What’s special about you. Akuda kuenda kuna Jonso naTyson.

  • pakaipa !!! Lol

  • ko akazopihwa life in jail kuchazengwe kuchionekwa nani nhy ? kkkk

  • Nhasi ndopawakuda kurima pese apa waingoba ko foromani wako aripi

  • Kana uchinyanya kuda zvekurima I think CHIKURUBI inemapurazi ndomushawako wakakukodzera

  • YOU MUST REPORT 10 times per day. You must feel the heat also.

  • Musamuregedze munhu iyeyo tinezvikwereti zvemvura zvakabva kwaari road yeRafingora haagadzire imbava batai munhu

  • Ngaachienda kuchikurumbi Chombo uyu,ngaachinopfeka makhaki. Achirikumboitisa vana Madhuku mari,vachamukama yose kupedzisira atengesa nebhutsu chaidzo.Apera mari vozomukanda zvavo.

  • paaiba nekuita corruption aisaziva here kuti ane mhuri uyezve ane farm rinoda kurindirwa naye??

  • What farm wena? Go and farm in chigurumbi prison

  • Anoda kutiza

  • investigate and repossess the farm.ari kuda kuvigei? Akabvumidzwa,so be every prisoner .

  • A very cruel man ,must pay for his works of evil doings

  • yu are a criminal i hate criminals

  • Kuda zvakapfava kunge honye nxaaaa!

  • Ibvayi matora purazi racho

  • surely if they don send that guy to Chikurubi may God send fire and destroy al so called courts in Zimbabwe….coz hazvibatsiri..

  • Mxxxxxxxxxm iwe Chombo panyopako kumhata kwako urihoro yemunhu fuckoff

  • Chombo ari free kunoona purazi rake ndiye adii makatovabvisa wani makarega vana Moyo wachitiza wani