Harare magistrate Stanford Mambanje has relaxed bail conditions for former Health and Child Care Minister Obadiah Moyo, who is facing criminal abuse of office charges.
Moyo will now report once a week at the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), instead of thrice.
In his application, Moyo pleaded with the court to make him report once a week at the ZACC offices, saying reporting thrice a week had become a burden on him.
Mambanje consented to Moyo’s request, saying the latter has demonstrated his willingness to stand trial by abiding by his reporting conditions despite the State failing to furnish him with a trial date up to now.
Moyo was arrested last year for his alleged involvement in the National Pharmaceutical Company’s (Natpharm) non-procedural engagement of the Delish Nguwaya fronted Drax International LLC, to supply medicines and surgical sundries, giving rise to the criminal abuse of office charges.
He is on $50 000 bail and has surrendered title deeds for his wife’s house in Eastlea pending trial.