Former Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri’s trial kicks off

By Peter Chivhima

THE trial of former Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri has kicked off at the High Court in Harare.

Chihuri is facing charges of criminal abuse of office after allegedly diverting public funds in excess of US$30 million United States dollars to personal use including the acquisition of properties.

The state further alleges that Chihuriu went on to sell some of the properties after the asserts were frozen and placed under the Asset Management Unit.

According to the state, Chihuri’s wife and brother in law acted as his representatives in the sale of the properties, with the former police chief believed to be out of the country.