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Update: Deputy Minister Karoro Remanded In Custody Over Theft

Update: Deputy Minister Karoro Remanded In Custody Over Theft

Deputy Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement, Douglas Karoro, has been remanded in custody to Monday for bail application in a case he is accused of theft.

Karoro today appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court on charges of fraudulently acquiring inputs, which were meant to benefit farmers in the Mbire constituency, from the Grain Marketing Board under the Presidential Inputs Scheme.

Karoro, who is jointly charged with Jeremy Phiri and Dean Dzimunya, was not asked to plead to the charges when he appeared before magistrate Mrs Tafadzwa Miti charged with fraud.

Karoro and his co-accused, who were also remanded in custody, reportedly seized 700 bags of fertiliser, US$18 000 worth of maize seed and 5 000 vegetable seed kits and sold them.

The inputs came from the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) Mushumbi Pools Depot in Mbire, Mashonaland Central Province, and were intended for farmers.

Commenting on the theft allegations earlier, Alex Tawanda Magaisa, a former Chief of Staff in the office of the late former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, said Karoro should be a beginner in these matters. He said:

If these allegations are true, then Karoro is surely a rank amateur in this game of organised crime. A minister going down to a scene of the crime like KumaBanana to personally oversee a transaction? But this is just a glimpse of how Command Agric was looted.

Karoro is not the first senior government official to be arrested over corruption.

Many other political elites including former Local government minister Ignatius Chombo were arrested in the past.

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20 Comments

Sir Zimbabwe 1 month ago

Vote CCC for real Change. Change Champion Chief Advocate Nelson Chamisa is the only solution to unlock our economic problem


Queen of the south 1 month ago

haiwa regai atore mafertlizer acho ane basa Reiko,mbire kwacho vakamapihwa mafertilizer vanhu vacho vanongotengesawo wani,,no need yekuvapa


Officer 1 month ago

Zvakaoma


THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

No hard feelings my niggaz, if I was in his position I would steal. We are all thieves 😂😂😂😈😈😈


Jorijo 1 month ago

Mozoti June makonomiki sabhutuwa ooo a kingdom against itself will never stand


Masiza bantu 1 month ago

Haana kuba akatora zvinongoita vamwe musiyei


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kkkkkk 1 month ago

angoitwawo ka sacrificing! lamb kuti zvinzi kkkkkkkkkkk


Machiavelli 1 month ago

@Blue 🔵 hons vanhu vako vaye


Professor Jonathan 1 month ago

Kanyemba na bozho hamuna kugurirws???? Neklmukwazisiro wamunoita honorable


Bright 1 month ago

Taura hako vaimukoresa mugen'a iyeyu

Kelvin 1 month ago

eish trick


The Adjudicator 1 month ago

While Karoro pays for his thievery,we shld be now hearing abt the sentence of Obediah Moyo, Henrietta Rushwaya,Chihuri, Priscilla Mupfumira,Obert Mpofu and all the crooks that "sorrounded Mugabe" then surely yu can have my vote in 2023.


stallion 1 month ago

taura hako kusanganisira vachombo chakaitwa chii Ava vakaroro inongova sacrificial lamb yenguva yatiri

mimi 1 month ago

zvakaoma kubira varimi shuwa torima nei


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Bvunzai @Blue 🔵

MUJIBHAS 1 month ago

Vote for CCC. VOTE for Chamisa.

Musavhotere mbavha nemhondi dzauraya nyika


Da Truth 1 month ago

@🐸Blue wanted alive reward inbox me % 55 of my ???????

Mkanya 1 month ago

Small fish kamatemba... We want big fish


Da Truth 1 month ago

Bigfish hazviiti zvinibva zvanzi honai vangu Vaya Kapenta Termination whilst Whales are there ndakataura Kare batai be ma billion Aya e ngoda dzedu totangira ipapo haaaa vakomana fertilizer me mbeu muchisiya ma billion haaaa


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