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Mugabe’s son-in-law accused of kidnapping

Publish date: 11 June 2018
Issue Number: 777
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Zimbabwe

A sacked official from Zimbabwe’s new airline has accused former President Robert Mugabe's son-in-law of kidnapping her. NewsDay reports that lawyer Bertha Zakeyo says she was held hostage by Zimbabwe Airways officials and security guards when she refused to vacate her office last week. This after she was dismissed by her boss Simba Chikore, who is married to Mugabe's daughter Bona. She was accused by Chikore of leaking company secrets and holding unauthorised meetings away from the office. There is speculation that the Mugabe family has shares in the new company. This has been denied by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government, which insists the new plane and others due to be purchased are entirely state-owned.

Full report on the NewsDay site