January 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Zimbabwe police have arrested
the war veteran'
national secretary Mike Moyo on several criminal
extortion involving 15 million Zimbabwean
dollars (about 272,273 U.S.
dollars), according to the official
Herald newspaper on
Moyo, 40, was brought before Harare magistrate Dominic
on Friday on allegations of extortion, public violence, assault
and armed robbery.
He was not asked to plead and was
remanded out of custody on
bail to March 15.
As part of his
bail conditions, Moyo was ordered not to visit
Mayfield Farm in Mazowe and a
service station along Fourth Street
in Harare where two of the offences were
Moyo is being jointly charged with Chris
chairman for Harare province of the ruling Zimbabwe
National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), on the extortion and
public violence allegations.
The two are alleged to have
demanded 15 million Zimbabwean
dollars or 50 percent of the profits of the
Mayfield farm, from
Arthur Duncan Parkes, the previous owner of the farm,
been allocated to Pasipamire under the land redistribution
The two are then alleged to have assaulted the farmer
refused to pay.
On the armed robbery charge, Moyo
is alleged to have, on
January 10 this year, gone to a service station along
Street where he forced a petrol attendant to re-fuel his car and
debit a ZANU-PF account.
Moyo had also allegedly assaulted
the attendant when he refused