Interpol declines Zimbabwe requests to arrest former Mugabe ministers

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BULAWAYO – Zimbabwean authorities’ attempts to employ Interpol to secure the return to Zimbabwe of former top officials of ousted president Robert Mugabe have hit a brick wall. In one such case, the international police organisation refused to cooperate in the apprehension and repatriation of the former local government minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, who is believed to be in South Africa. In a letter seen by ZimLive to authorities in Zimbabwe, Interpol said all requests for a placement of an individual on a red notice are forwarded to its Notices and…

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Prosecutors admit defeat in pursuit of fugitive ex-minister Mzembi

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HARARE – Prosecutors admitted defeat on Tuesday in their pursuit of fugitive former Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi, who was allowed by a court to seek treatment in South Africa but never returned. Prosecutor Brian Vito told the Harare Magistrate’s Court that they had failed to locate Mzembi and extradite him back home to stand trial on several corruption-related charges. This has prompted the State to separate the trials of Mzembi and his alleged accomplices. Mzembi is jointly charged with tourism ministry consultant Aaron Dzingira Mushoriwa and the former permanent secretary…

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Mzembi ‘placed on SA wanted list’

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On May 16, 2019 39,170 11 By Zvikomborero Parafini Former tourism minister, Walter Mzembi has been placed on the South Africa wanted list as the State is making efforts to secure his attendance for trial. File picture of former Foreign Affairs Minister Walter Mzembi at the Harare Magistrates Court in 2018 Addressing the court, prosecutor Brian Vito said initial efforts to have Mzembi ‘informally’ returned to Zimbabwe had proven to be futile so they had now engaged Interpol for him to be formally on the wanted list. Vito tendered the…

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Zimbabwe applies to Interpol for arrest of former minister Mzembi

Zimbabwe applies to Interpol for arrest of former minister Mzembi 6

HARARE – Zimbabwe has asked Interpol to issue an international arrest warrant for the former Foreign Affairs Minister Walter Mzembi after he failed to attend court for his corruption trial, a court heard. Prosecutor Brian Vito said Mzembi, who left the country on account of seeking medical attention in South Africa, appeared to have made a deliberate decision to avoid the court. “We had not taken this stance as we believed that he would return as had been highlighted by the defence which said he was mainly receiving treatment, but…

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Mzembi to be extradited

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On May 14, 2019 32,443 0 By Zvikomborero Parafini The State has made an undertaking to ensure that former Minister Walter Mzembi is extradited from South Africa to stand trial in Zimbabwe. File picture of former Foreign Affairs Minister Walter Mzembi at the Harare Magistrates Court in 2018 Representing the State special unit prosecutor Brian Vito sought a postponement for the umpteenth time asking for the indulgence of presiding magistrate Hosea Mujaya to give them a long remand. “We are seeking the indulgence of the court for one more long…

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Controversy surrounds Mzembi’s health

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By Shamiso Dzingire former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi’s lawyer Job Sikhala has told the courts that his client is “seriously indisposed” in the neighbouring South Africa, a video showing the former Tourism minister fit as fiddle has emerged and has since gone viral on various social media platforms. Lawyer Job Sikhala seen here with former Foreign Affairs Minister Walter Mzembi at the Harare Magistrates Court in this FILE picture Mzembi is facing various corruption-related charges which are pending at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts. The video emerged on Saturday after…

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Mzembi trial date in criminal abuse of office rap set

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On Dec 5, 2018 27,727 0 By Shamiso Dzingire The State has set January 28, 2019 as trial date for former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi who is accused of various corruption related charges. Former Foreign Affairs Minister Walter Mzembi seen here with his lawyer Job Sikhala Mzembi is standing trial for allegedly misappropriating funds meant for the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation General Assembly. He is also accused of disposing of 16 PVA television screens by means of donating, loaning or hiring them to various institutions and church…

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Mzembi trial date in criminal abuse of office rap set

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On Dec 5, 2018 27,727 0 By Shamiso Dzingire The State has set January 28, 2019 as trial date for former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi who is accused of various corruption related charges. Former Foreign Affairs Minister Walter Mzembi seen here with his lawyer Job Sikhala Mzembi is standing trial for allegedly misappropriating funds meant for the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation General Assembly. He is also accused of disposing of 16 PVA television screens by means of donating, loaning or hiring them to various institutions and church…

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