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Prisca Mupfumira trial to resume in April



Prisca Mupfumira

Prisca Mupfumira trial to resume in April. The trial of former minister Prisca Mupfumira and Ngoni Masoka is set to resume on April 15, after being on hold during the Covid-19 induced lockdown that was relaxed at the beginning of this month.

Prisca Mupfumira and Masoka, whose trial commenced last year, will be back in court next month when the court will continue to lead evidence from its witnesses. Mupfumira and Masoka are being charged with two counts of criminal abuse of office and another count of concealing a transaction from a principal.

The case involves a US$90 000 they allegedly got from National Social Security Authority which they used to purchase a Toyota Land Cruiser Sports utility vehicle instead of a Mercedes Benz. They also allegedly ordered the purchase of air tickets worth US$10 215 to attend a wedding in South Africa before paying R113 559 for accommodation without approval.

They denied the charges when the trial opened. In denying the charges, Mupfumira told Chief Magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi that there was no law that prevented Government ministries from purchasing their own cars or that barred CMED (Pvt) Ltd from buying cars on behalf of the Government.

Source – H-Metro

In other news – Murehwa murder update: Tapiwa Makore’s burial to take place this month

Murehwa murder update: Tapiwa Makore’s burial to take place this month. The remains of the slain 7-year-old Murehwa boy Tapiwa Makore will be buried later this month according to a family member, Newsday reports. Speaking about Tapiwa Makore’s burial, his father Munyaradzi Makore told the publication that he will be buried on 27 March 2021.

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Said Munyaradzi Makore: We are going to bury our son on March 27. We are yet to find the missing head, but as a family, we agreed to proceed with the burial…Learn More.




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