Zimbabwe’s Ex President Phelekezela Mphoko in court for corruption

August 21, 2019
| Report Focus News

Zimbabwe’s ex Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko has been granted bail after appearing in court on corruption charges.

This comes a day after anti-corruption officials said they were treating him as a fugitive.

They accused him of driving away from a police station where he was supposed to make a statement on allegations being levelled against him.

Mr Mphoko’s lawyer says his client denies the charges of abuse of office.

Mr Mphoko was a co-vice-president under Robert Mugabe.

Earlier this month, the president fired Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira “for conduct inappropriate for a minister of government” after her arrest over the disappearance of millions of dollars from the country’s pension fund.

Zimbabwe’s anti-corruption commission alleges the money went missing during her time as minister of labour and social welfare. Ms Mupfumira denies the allegations.