HARARE, (Xinhua) --
Zimbabwe’s former finance minister who had been
in military custody since the military took over government on
Nov. 15 was released on Friday and is in a hospital for injuries
sustained from beatings while in detention, his lawyer told
said Ignatius Chombo was receiving treatment under police
custody and faces charges of corruption and abuse of office
while as local government minister 10 years ago.
“He (Chombo) was
handed over to the police this morning. He was dumped at his
home gate and immediately picked up by a group of police
officers who were waiting form him at his residence,” Madhuku
Chombo is among
former president Robert Mugabe’s associates who were picked up
by the military after their intervention that culminated in
Mugabe resigning Tuesday.