Judge berates magistrate, prosecutor as Kasukuwere charges thrown out

Judge berates magistrate, prosecutor as Kasukuwere charges thrown out 1

HARARE – The High Court halted former local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere’s trial on Wednesday after ruling that charges filed by prosecutors did not disclose an offence. A magistrate’s refusal to grant Kasukuwere’s exception to the charges on that basis was “wrong in law, common sense and logic,” said Justice Tawanda Chitapi. Kasukuwere was charged on two counts of criminal abuse of office relating to land allocations he allegedly made while he was minister, and another two counts relating to the appointment of Brainworks as advisors to the National Indigenisation…

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