Cape Town – Zimbabwean Agriculture Deputy Minister Douglas Karoro was reportedly arrested on Friday on charges of fraudulently acquiring inputs that were meant to benefit farmers in Mbire constituency.
According to New Zimbabwe, Karoro allegedly grabbed 700 bags of fertiliser, US$18 000 worth of maize seed and 5 000 vegetable seed kits from Presidential inputs schemes between March and last month, and sold them.
Reports indicated that his bail hearing was pushed to Monday after he appeared briefly before a Harare magistrate.
Karoro, who was jointly charged with Jeremy and Dean Dzimunya, was not asked to plead to the charges, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported.
His arrest came at a time there were reports that Karoro was trying to skip the country after his alleged illicit affairs were unearthed, reported New Zimbabwe.
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