JUST IN: Chombo and Chipanga spend another night in jail

 Ignatius Chombo

Ignatius Chombo

Court Reporter
Former Finance Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo and former Zanu-PF Youth League leader Kudzanayi Chipanga’s appeal for bail has been postponed until tomorrow to allow the State sufficient time to file its response.

Dr Chombo, who is facing a litany of corruption charges, had his appeal set for hearing today, but the State led by Mr Edmore Nyazamba sought postponement arguing they received a transcript of the record of proceedings from the magistrates’ court late.

Kudzanayi Chipanga

Kudzanayi Chipanga

Chipanga, who is charged with publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to the state as defined in Section 31 (a) (iii) of the Criminal (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9.23 or alternatively causing disaffection among the police force or defence forces as defined in section 30 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, saw his appeal postponed to the same time tomorrow.

Both the State and the defence counsel consented to have matter deferred.

More to follow….

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  • bh

    Eish

  • TJINGABABILI

    POLITICS! ONLY YESTERDAY, YOUNG CHIPINGA WAS PRINCE! AND GRACE, THE FOUL MOUTHED CRUDE 1ST LADY WAS HUMILIATING ED AT PUBLIC RALLIES! ED, THANK AND PROF, YOU WOULD NOT PRESENT! !!!

    • TJINGABABILI

      Thank Dis Grace!

  • MakhosiXamu

    The State is merely buying time to suffocate these 2 men. If the state does not react by 2morrow the judge must release the accused because state through the Army(Chiwenga) are engaged in delaying tactics. ED and Chiwenga are terribly sacred of these 2 guys. What a shame.

    • Essexvale

      The correct word is scared, not sacred. Meanwhile, your comment gives discerning readers a clear indication concerning your preferences in the ongoing ZANU PF factional war. Admittedly, your side is down right now, but certainly not out. Yet ……. its going to be really difficult for the faction to gain traction after the recent derailment it experienced. And if at all it does manage to rise from its ignominious fall, it will be minus the old dictator. His sell by date is irretrievably gone!

  • MakhosiXamu

    A new political party is needed to challenge Zanu PF , becasue the current scenario does not cater for the younger generation to be groomed into political leadership that does rely heavily on the exploits of the War. The ZNA does not help matters when it is truly an appendage of Zanu PF. How does an Army General forget that he is there to defend all people in Zimbabwe with an alliances to the past. Chiwenga just behaved like a Zanla cadre rather than a national commander of ZDF. He is commanding the Army at the time running Zanu PF matters. The honourable thing by this Warvet is to resign

    • Doctor Do little

      Makhosi Xamu I think I am happy people to know that your eyes have finally opened. Yes we need new ideas and new people. Are you one of those that is not scared and can go out in this climate and campaign? I have my doubts simply because you made no bones about supporting a similar system. I hope you will be on this platform a lot more because now for the first time in your life you are in OPPOSITION. Don’t get me wrong. At this time and point I applaud you because yo have stuck to your guns. That makes me respect you more.