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Junior Minister Sentenced For Fraud

April 7, 1989

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) _ A deputy culture minister in President Robert Mugabe’s government was sentenced Friday to eight months in jail for cheating a dance troupe out of $225.

Charles Ndhlovu, deputy minister of youth, sport and culture, said he will appeal his sentence to the Supreme Court.

Ndhlovu was convicted in February of defrauding the government of $225 when he worked as assistant director in 1982 at a state-owned film production unit. The money was intended for an Indian dance troupe featured in a film.

Last month, two other government ministers resigned after admitting they lied to a commission investigating corruption.

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