Monday, June 10, 2019

Mugabe son-in-law to suffer a bit longer

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A Harare Magistrate has postponed the case of former President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law, Simba Chikore, to September awaiting the application by his defense to rescind a lower court's judgement at the High Court.

Magistrate Nyasha Vhitorini remanded Chikore to September after defense lawyer, Jonathan Samkange successfully argued for the case to be remanded to September saying the state had not filed opposing papers against the appeal at the High Court to rescind the Magistrates’ ruling.

Chikore, a former  Zimbabwe Airways boss, is being jointly charged with the company’s ex-security guard, Simbarashe Mutimbe for allegedly unlawfully detaining former Zimbabwe Airways secretary, Bertha Tsitsi Zakeyo.

It is alleged that Chikore accused Zakeyo of leaking company secrets and forced her to sign a letter of termination of employment before detaining her.

Magistrate Victoria Mashamba ruled that the two have a case to answer before Samkange appealed against the dismissal of his application for discharge at the High Court.