Zimbabwe

Mangoma indicted on corruption charges

2011-03-11 22:50

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Harare - Zimbabwe's energy minister, Elton Mangoma, was on Friday indicted on charges of criminal abuse of office.

The charges against Mangoma relate to his allegedly ordering $6m of fuel from a South African company that was not on the government's fuel procurement list.

Mangoma has denied the charges.

He is a top official in Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which is in a coalition government with President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party.

Mangoma was on Thursday picked up by plainclothes police at his office in central Harare, leading MDC member of parliament, Innocent Gonese, said.

Tsvangirai said on Thursday that the country was in crisis after Mangoma's arrest and the Supreme Court's removal of MDC speaker of parliament from office.

The premier denounced the arrest as an attack on the two-year-old coalition administration between him and Mugabe, who has been in office for 31 years.


- SAPA

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