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Court issues warranty of arrest for Mthwakazi party leader

by Stephen Jakes
11 Dec 2017 at 12:24hrs | Views
Mthwakazi Republic Party has said the Tredgold court officials reflected the highest level of unprofesionalism and inefficiency when a warranty of arrest was issued for MRP President in absentia at court number 2.

On Friday December 1 2017, the magistrate, Lawyer Maqhawe Mpofu the defense counsel and the Public prosecutor concurred and announced to the packed court that the next court appearance for the MRP leader was to be  January 5  2018.

Surprisingly, the magistrate on Tuesday the  December 5 called Mqondisi's name three times before issuing a warrant of arrest without realising his error.

The MRP leader had been summoned to report to Bulawayo central CID law and order section on Thursday as the court through the Public prosecutor had submitted the docket for a warrant of arrest to the central CID law and order.

The defense counsel and the MRP President have already appeared before the magistrate and the public prosecutor to rectify the matter. The records in the court reflected and confirmed that the next court appearance is indeed  January 5 2018, as per the court announcement of the last appearance.

"The discrepancy that led to the court appearance yesterday was either due to incompetence or the inefficiency of court staff. We hope that it was not done deliberately for the reasons best known to them, other than administration of justice," said MRP.

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