September 23, 2021

Zimbabwe chief prosecutor charged over Mugabe bomb plot case

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Zimbabwe — A court in Zimbabwe has ordered the release of the country’s prosecutor general, who was arrested Monday after authorizing the release of two people accused of plotting to bomb a dairy farm that belongs to President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe’s Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana (R) arrives escorted by policemen at the Harare Magistrates court, Feb. 2, 2016.

Magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe ordered the release of Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana on $1000 bail.

A BBC report say Zimbabwe’s chief prosecutor has been charged with obstructing the course of justice after allegedly dropping charges against people accused of plotting to bomb the president’s dairy.

Four army officers also appeared at the magistrates court in the capital Harare charged with treason.

Attorney General Johannes Tomana denies the charges. He was brought to court in the back of a police pick-up truck.

The milk production plant is run by President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace.

The prosecutor told the court that the four army officers were allegedly caught with firearms and sought to get bombs designed to blow up the dairy, reports the BBC’s Brian Hungwe from the capital, Harare.

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