Harare Magistrate Hosea Mujaya has dismissed former Cabinet Minister, Saviour Kasukuwere’s application for exception of charges being leveled against him.
Magistrate Mujaya dismissed Kasukuwere’s application on the basis that the State was on to something and it was only just for the matter to go to trial.
Kasukuwere had made an application at the Harare Magistrate’s court for exception of charges on the basis that the charges against him do not constitute a criminal offence as he was ‘clearly’ carrying out his duties as a public official when he gave out land to the Former First Lady’s sister.
Kasukuwere is facing four charges of criminal abuse of office.
Through his lawyer Thembinkosi Magwaliba, he indicated that there was no criminal offence in giving land to Shuvai Gumbochuma, Grace Mugabe’s sister as there is no clear cut procedure that should be followed when giving land. He said the charges do not have the essential elements to constitute a criminal offence.