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Former Minister of Health David Parirenyatwa fights to clear his name

After being dropped as Minister , David Parirenyatwa was arrested and charged for criminal abuse of office.Parirenyatwa who was arrested last month before being freed on $500 bail stands accused of interfering with and prejudicing the National Pharmaceutical Company of Zimbabwe of $15 003.

On Tuesday this week through his lawyer Mugiya and Macharaga Law Chambers  petitioned the High Court seeking permanent stay of prosecution on allegations that he abused his office, which  he said was meant to persecute and not to prosecute him.

The Ex-Minister accused Acting Prosecutor General, Kumbirai Rwodzi of instrumenting his arrest with a view to embarrass him.

He mentions that he has not been furnished with a trial date.

“I see no reason why i could be put to trial with a reasonable charge if the respondents have always thought that they have a case against me. I believe that I am being persecuted and not prosecuted and this is grossly unfair to say the least. It is speculative prosecution of the applicant and surely I cannot watch whilst my rights are being violated to the last detail.”

David Parirenyatwa now the Zanu PF Head of Department of Health, full time post at the headquarters which the ruling party established to ensure that it exerts “it’s supremacy over Government.”

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