Mupfumira can now apply for bail – Zacc

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BY CHENGETO CHIDI

FORMER Labour and Tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira who is languishing in remand prison over allegations of corruptly looting the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has prospects of getting bail, according to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc)

Zacc chairperson justice Loice Matanda Moyo said it was now possible for the former minister to mount a new bid for bail after the lapse of 21 days

“The former minister can now go back and apply for bail since the 21 days are up,” she said.

Justice Matanda Moyo was speaking on the side lines of the swearing in ceremony of Mabel Ndakaripa Hungwe as one of the Zacc commissioners.

Hungwe took oath of office before acting President Kembo Mohadi.

Mupfumira could not be granted bail after Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi issued a certificate of detention denying her access bail for a period of 21 days.

“When the former minister was arrested, the Prosecutor General issued a certificate for her detention for 21 days, the effect of the certificate is that once given the accused person cannot apply for bail for 21 days,” Matanda Moyo said.

Mupfumira was denied bail in July following her arrest on 25 July on corruption allegations including $95 million.

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