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Simba Chikore acquitted for abuse of office


Simba Chikore Mutsahuni, the son -in-law of the late president Robert Mugabe was acquitted of criminal abuse of office over the hiring of a security company while he was CEO of the ill-fated Zimbabwe Airways.

Prosecutors had charged Bona Mugabe’s husband for not sending a security contract to tender as required for all state enterprises when a contract is above US$10,000.

He was accused of single-handedly engaging the security firm disregarding the advice of then accounting officer, Ripton Muzenda.

He excepted to the charges when his trial got underway, arguing that he was not a public officer and therefore could not be charged with criminal abuse of office.