Simba Chikore Out On $30 Bail

Former President Robert Mugabe’s son in law Simba Chikore has been released on $30 bail following his arrest on charges of kidnapping Bertha Zakeo who is the Zimbabwe Airways’ Legal head.

Harare Magistrate, Elisha Singano ruled that there was no compelling reasons by the state to deny Chikore bail since that his co-accused, Simbarashe Mutimbe, a security guard, appeared before a Harare magistrate on Saturday and was granted bail.

It is alleged that on June 7 this year, Chikore, fired Zakeyo after accusing her of leaking company secrets.

Zakeyo, the court heard, was required to sign some documents acknowledging her dismissal and when she refused demanding that her lawyer be present, Mutimbe prevented her from leaving the premises.

Chikore allegedly locked the office and called the police, saying there was a person who was causing trouble at the company.

Jonathan Samukange is representing the accused person.

Sebastian Mutizirwa appeared on behalf of the state.

The matter was rolled over to 7 November.

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