A Zimbabwean court has granted bail to two ex-ministers who served in former President Robert Mugabe’s government. The former ministers faced charges of criminal abuse of office and corruption.
Former Foreign Affairs Minister Walter Mzembi and former Energy Minister Samuel Undenge appeared in court. They were arrested on Friday.
Bail for Mzembi was set at 400 dollars bail and Undenge was given 300 dollars bail.
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The two have been ordered to report to police once a week and surrender their passports.
Several ministers from Mugabe’s government have been arrested in the past two months since the military took over power and forced the 93-year-old veteran leader to step down.
Most of them have been arrested on corruption charges. Former Finance Minister Ignatious Chombo, ex-Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa and ex-Sports Minister Makhosini Hlongwane are facing charges of corruption and criminal abuse of office.
When the military took over in November last year they said they were ‘targeting criminals’ around Mugabe.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa said his government will not tolerate corruption.