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Friday, June 08, 2018

Mugabe's Son-in-law Arrested For Kidnapping

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law was taken into police custody yesterday for allegedly holding an airline lawyer hostage.

Simba Chikore, the husband of Mugabe’s only daughter Bona, was held for questioning following a labour dispute, the police said.

“He was picked up and a warned-and-cautioned statement was recorded following a report by his lawyer for kidnapping,” said police spokesperson Charity Charimba.

The lawyer, Bertha Zakeyo, an employee of Zimbabwe Airways (ZimAirways) – whose ownership is controversial, told the police that Mr Chikore locked her up in the office.

“I called my lawyer but she was denied entry,” she said in a statement to the police.

She said the security guards had been instructed not to allow anyone to see her.

“When the police came, they said they had been called by Simba to observe my ejection from the office,” Ms Zakeyo added.

With the authorities present, she demand to see her lawyer who was “allowed in after about two hours”.

Ms Zakeyo said Mr Chikore accused her of selling confidential information about the airline.

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