PROSECUTOR General Johannes Tomana was was today granted US$1 000 bail by Harare magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe in a case in which he is facing charges of abuse of office.
He was arrested last night.
The state alleges that Tomana authorised the release of two accused persons; Solomon Makumbe and Silas Pfupa, who were facing charges of attempting to bomb Gushungo Dairy Farm belonging to the first family in Mazowe.
The state further alleges that Tomana made a unilateral decision to release the two accused thereby abusing his office as a public officer or alternatively obstructing the course of justice.
Tomana, who is represented by Advocate Thabani Mpofu applied for bail, arguing that he acted in his capacity as the Prosecutor General and his constitutional powers to turn the two accused into state witnesses.
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