The Prosecutor who consented to the release of Ignatius Chombo’s passport, Tapiwa Kasema is now under fire as he is now being accused of criminal abuse of office as a public officer.
Kasame appeared before Provincial magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti who released him on $150 bail coupled with reporting conditions.
Prosecutor Moses Mapanga alleged that on May 10, Chombo was appearing in court 6 at Harare Magistrates’ Courts for routine remand when he made an application for the temporal release of his passport on a record which was being handled by Kasame.
Despite the fact that Kasame knew that Chombo’s passport was being held in respect of the other two records which the accused was not handling, he acted contrary and inconsistent to his duties by consenting to the release of the passport showing favour to Chombo.
The ex-minister was barred from travelling outside the country when state security agents seized his passport while at Robert Mugabe International Airport.
The former Home Affairs minister stands accused of abuse of office ans corruption when he was in government