Harare Mayor released on bail

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Harare (New Ziana) – Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume was on Tuesday granted ZWL$ 30 000 bail by the High Court.

Mafume was arrested last month on charges of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly influenced the allocation of two residential stands in Westlea suburb to his relatives without following due process.

He had been denied bail by the Magistrates court.

His lawyer, Tonderai Batasara said: “He (Mafume) has now been admitted to bail on the following conditions, number one that he deposits to the clerk of court a sum of RTGS $30 000, that he resides at his given address until the matter has been finalised, that he surrenders his passport and that he does not interfere with witnesses.”

Mafume’s arrest by the Special Anti-Corruption Unit, came following a spate of arrests of Harare City Council big wigs over alleged illegal parcelling out of land in the city.

The cases are still pending.
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