Parirenyatwa passport released

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The trial of former Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa who is facing charges of criminal abuse of office after having allegedly gave NatPham an order to hire Newman Madzikwa as its director has been rolled over to tomorrow for cross examination of Dr George Washaya a former board chair with NatPham.
The trial of former Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa who is facing charges of criminal abuse of office after having allegedly gave NatPham an order to hire Newman Madzikwa as its director has been rolled over to tomorrow for cross examination of Dr George Washaya a former board chair with NatPham.

Former Health and Child Care Minister David Parirenyatwa has been temporarily granted his pass after he made a successful application for it to be released before a Harare magistrate on Wednesday.
Parirenyatwa cited that he wants to attend a Hospice Society for Aids in Africa meeting to be held in Ghana.
Through his lawyer Mr James Makiya, Parirenyatwa told the court that it was important that he attend the meeting as he is the Vice President of the Society and so he needs to has to be present during the evaluation that is to take place.
The trial has therefore been postponed temporarily as well as his bail conditions to allow him to travel.
The State did not oppose the applications.
The magistrate therefore granted the application .
The passport is to be released from the on Thursday to December 24.
Parirenyatwa stands accused of abusing his position as a public officer and directing NatPharm board chairperson Dr George Washaya to terminate the contract of Ms Flora Sifeku as managing director, allegedly showing favour for Mr Newman Madzikwa, who had once been sacked from the pharmaceutical company for reportedly selling donated drugs.
At the time he was fired in September 2009, Mr Madzikwa was NatPharm’s Masvingo branch manager.
The indictment also revealed that Parirenyatwa had indicated that he required Ms Sifeku’s services at the ministry’s head office for an indefinite period.
The board, it is alleged, complied with the former minister’s directive and gave Ms Sifeku and Mr Madzikwa six months contracts each as managing directors effective June 1 to November 30 this year.
It is alleged that Parirenyatwa’s conduct created double dipping on NatPharm funds as the company was paying two salaries towards the managing director’s position, thereby prejudicing it of a total of $30 006.
The State further alleges that Parirenyatwa’s actions were prejudicial to the good administration of NatPharm and the Ministry of Health and Child Care.