FORMER Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has appeared in court facing charges of criminal abuse of office after he unlawfully instructed some junior police officers to release from cells, former Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) acting chief executive, Moses Juma.
Mphoko (79) of Douglasdale in Bulawayo appeared before Bulawayo provincial magistrate in charge of Bulawayo metropolitan province Mr Enias Magate today, facing charges of criminal abuse of office as a public officer.
He was remanded out of custody to September 4 on $1 000 bail and ordered to report once a week at the CID Commercial Crimes Divisions in Bulawayo and to surrender his passport as part of the bail conditions. He was also ordered not to interfere with State witnesses and reside at his given address until the matter is finalised.
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