Kasukuwere Wins Bid to Delay Trial
Former cabinet minister, Savior Kasukuwere who is facing four counts of abuse of office during his time as a cabinet minister has today won his bid to delay trial after Harare Magistrate Hosea Mujaya halted the matter for a week.
Magistrate Mujaya granted Kasukuwere’s application who, through his lawyer Thembinkosi Magwaliba had pleaded with the court to be allowed to have time and refer the matter to high court.
Kasukuwere had previously filed an application to High Court to stop the trial complaining that magistrate Mujaya was irregularly handling the matter.
This came after Mujaya trashed the former local government minister’s application of exception to the charges.
Kasukuwere accused the trial magistrate of being biased, urging the High Court to stop the magistrate’s court trial proceedings.
The former Zanu PF Commissar was arrested on four counts of alleged abuse of office. He was part of former President Robert Mugabe’s cabinet and was removed from office following a military coup that took place in November last year.
He went into exile and only returned early this year and was immediately arrested for corruption.
Kasukuwere is one of the former cabinet ministers arrested since President Emmerson Mnangagwa launched his anti-corruption drive that has also claimed the scalp of former Home Affairs minister, Ignatius Chombo, former Energy minister Samuel Undenge, former ICT Minister, Supa Mandiwanzira, former Mines Minister, Walter Chidhakwa among others.