Grace Mugabe’s ally Smelly Dube has been acquitted of fraud charges involving the sale of state land in and around Gweru due to lack of evidence.

This comes after Dube, through her legal team challenged her placement on remand through the Bulawayo High Court under case number 343/21 which suspended all court proceedings.

The National Prosecuting Authority has since declined to prosecute Dr Dube citing lack of evidence.

In her ruling, Justice Nokhuthula Moyo cited unlawful arrest and breach of human rights.

Dubbed the queen of Midlands, Dr Dube owns vast tracts of land in Gweru, Shurugwi, Zvishavane and Bulawayo under her house hold company, River Valley Properties (Pvt Ltd).