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Smelly Dube granted bail

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CommuTalk Reporter

HARARE: The High Court has granted Gweru property mogul, Semelilanga Dube ZWD100 000 bail.

Prior to her granting of bail by Justice Tapiwa Chitapi on Thursday, Dube was in hospital under guard from prison officers.

She was ordered reside at her house in Gweru, report to the Gweru police once a week and not to visit her River Valley Properties offices.

Dube had initially been denied bail by the lower court in a case she is being accused of allegedly working with former Midlands Governor, Jason Machaya, who was jailed over land deals last September, former senior Government official Matilda Manhambo and allocated land and developed it without engineering designs and as a result, 669 beneficiaries suffered prejudice of over US$460 000.

On count two and three, Dube, working with Machaya and former Gweru District Administrator Shepherd Marweyi allegedly allocated State land in Gweru, Shurugwi and Zvishavane defrauding the Government of US$9 million.

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