Former President Robert Mugabe’s son in law, Simba Chikore is appearing in court today facing charges of unlawful detention of Air Zim Head of Legal Affairs Bertha Zakeyo.
Chikore allegedly had Zimbabwe Airways legal head Bertha Zakeyo detained for two hours at the airline’s offices in June.
One of his alleged accomplices, security guard Simbarashe Mutimbe appeared in court earlier this month. He was granted bail of $30, The Standard reported.
The guard was alleged to have “unlawfully deprived Zakeyo of her freedom”, the paper said.
In June, Chikore was alleged to have written to Zakeyo, ordering her dismissal for holding unsanctioned meetings and leaking company secrets.
Zakeyo was allegedly detained at her office for two hours by security guards and denied access to her lawyer, the private Daily News reported at the time.