Harare – Former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo appeared in court together with former Zanu-PF youth leaders Kudzanai Chipanga and Innocent Hamandishe for wearing party regalia emblazoned with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s initials.
The matter was further remanded to November 23.
Chombo, a Mugabe ally was among individuals who were detained by the military before the former president Robert Mugabe resigned as president in November last year.
He was detained after the military seized power in November under “Operation Restore Legacy,” which it said was meant to remove the “criminals” around Mugabe.
Another former Zanu PF activist Mathew Mleya is also facing criminal nuisance charges together with the trio. They appeared before Harare magistrate Hoseah Mujaya.
The state is alleging that sometime between December 8 and 13 this year, the quartet connived to pose in Zanu PF regalia. The accused are expelled members of Zanu PF.
It is alleged that they took photographs of themselves wearing headgear (caps) inscribed “ED” and “Kutonga Kwaro” and an embroidered Zanu PF flag.
The former senior Zanu-PF official, Chombo who is also facing abuse of office charges from his time as Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing was remanded to November 23 on his other pending issues.
It is the State’s case that Chombo allegedly connived with Psychology Chiwanga, Rejoice Pazvakavambwa, Iben Fransisco, James Chiyangwa, Theresa Chenjerayi, Elias Choto and Lazarus Chimba to forge documents used to transfer a Glen Lorne, Harare, property from the Harare City Council to Alois Chimeri.