Ousted Zimbabwe finance minister Chombo in court to face corruption charges

Reuters | Published: 15:25, Nov 25,2017


Members of the military pose with a portrait of Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 24, 2017. — Reuters photo

Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who was among those detained by the military when they seized power before Robert Mugabe resigned this week, appeared in court on Saturday to face corruption charges, his lawyer said.

Chombo was admitted to hospital on Friday with injuries sustained from beatings he received in military custody, his lawyer Lovemore Madhuku has said.

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