Former Mugabe’s finance minister cries for intervention over corruption charges: ‘I was handcuffed, blindfolded by masked men in army uniforms,’
It appears those who aided former president Robert Mugabe to plunder the country’s resources were not spared from the purge. Zimbabwe’s finance minister says masked men in military uniforms burst into his home and pointed assault rifles at him and his wife as the military moved in against former President Robert Mugabe.
Ignatius Chombo is in court to face corruption charges that some observers believe are politically motivated after Mugabe’s resignation.
Ex-minister Chombo says he was handcuffed and blindfolded in the early-morning November 15 raid and driven to an unidentified location, where for days interrogators told him he had performed badly as a government official.
He says he was then handed over to police for arrest.