Former Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa was nabbed by the police on criminal abuse of office charges and has appeared before Harare Magistrate Elisha Singano who granted him US$500 bail.

Charges against Parirenyatwa are that on the 4th of June this year when he was still Minister of Health and Child Care he abused his position as a public officer and directed Natpharm Board Chairperson Dr George Washaya to end Flora Sifeku’s contract as Managing Director, showing favour to Newman Madzikwa who had once been dismissed from Natpharm for selling donated drugs.