Zimbabwe’s Attorney-General Sobusa Gula-Ndebele was arrested Thursday for behaviour inconsistent with his office, after he allegedly met a man on a police wanted list and assured him he would not be prosecuted.
The top law officer allegedly met banker James Mushore, wanted on charges of ‘ externalising’ foreign currency, after he quietly sneaked into the country from self-imposed exile in Britain.
Police spokesman Wayne Bvudzijena said Gula-Ndebele met the banker in September and allegedly told him he would not be arrested if he returned home from Britain.
Mushore returned to Zimbabwe last month, and was immediately arrested by police.
Gula-Ndebele was charged with contravening Section 174 (1) (a) of the Criminal Law, regulating the conduct of public officers.
“Mr Gula-Ndebele was aware at the material time (of the alleged meeting) that Mr. Mushore was on a warrant of apprehension when he discussed with him,” Bvudz ijena said.
He was released after giving a statement to police.