Mugabe arrests his Finance Minister

Zimbabwe's finance minister was arrested on Saturday (24 April) on charges of dealing in foreign currency. He is the first senior official in President Robert Mugabe's government to be detained in a corruption crackdown.

Police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Wayne Bvudzijena said Chris Kuruneri was picked up early on Saturday and would be charged with corruption, after accusations that he had illegally dealt in foreign currency worth over six billion Zimbabwe dollars (1,38 million).

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