April 25, 2019
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Kasukuwere’s wife detained at Harare airport

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FORMER ZANU-PF politburo member and Cabinet Minister Saviour Kasukuwere’s wife was on Thursday morning reportedly detained for five hours at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare.

Human Rights Watch director Dehwa Mavhinga reported the incident on Twitter, saying: “The wife of Saviour Kasukuwere traumatized after being briefly detained, questioned, harassed by five security details at Robert Mugabe Airport on a flight out. Was finally released & let go around 12 noon.”

Although the reason for the detention has not been stated, an unconfirmed report says she was named in a City of Harare corruption scandal which happened when her husband was Local Government minister, but was kept under wraps during that time.

Kasukuwere himself is in exile after he skipped bail, leading to the State forfeiting his holiday home in Nyanga which he had surrender as part of his bail conditions.

Two weeks before his trail, the former Zanu PF political commissar successfully pleaded for the release of his passport which was by being held by the State as part of bail conditions.

Kasukuwere claimed he desperately needed the document to seek treatment abroad.

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He has not shown up since then.

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