Bona Mugabe’s husband, Simba Mutsahuni Chikore, is set to appear in court within days charged with kidnapping.
Chikore, the son-in-law of former President Robert Mugabe, was said by prosecutors to be “still at large” when his co-accused, Simbarashe Mutimbe, a security guard, appeared before a Harare magistrate on Saturday.
The two men are accused of detaining Bertha Zakeyo, a former Zimbabwe Airways legal officer, against her will.
Mutimbe, 34, was freed on $30 bail and remanded to October 22 by magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa.
It is alleged that on June 7 this year, Chikore – said in court to be the boss at new airline, Zimbabwe Airways – sacked Zakeyo after accusing her of leaking company secrets.
Zakeyo, the court heard, was required to sign some documents acknowledging her dismissal and when she refused demanding that her lawyer be present, Mutimbe prevented her from leaving the premises.
Chikore allegedly locked the office and called the police, saying there was a person who was causing trouble at the company.