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Chamisa's lawyer surrenders to police

by Staff reporter
01 Jun 2020 at 15:56hrs | Views
MDC-Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa's lawyer, Thabani Mpofu, on Monday morning surrendered himself to the police at Morris Depot, Harare.

This followed reports that the police were looking for him for unknown allegations.

"Just been informed that Advocate Thabani Mpofu presented himself to the police in the company of Lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa after indications that the police were looking for him. We are yet to be informed on the reasons behind all this," Chamisa tweeted.

Mpofu was charged by police for allegedly defeating the course of justice in 2019.

The crime, according to the Criminal Investigation Department's (CID) Anti-Corruption Unit, was committed on 25 January last year.

Mpofu, who is being represented by Beatrice Mtetwa, is expected to appear in court within the next 48 hours.

In his warned and cautioned statement to the police, Mpofu wrote; "I, Thabani Mpofu …admit having been informed by Detective Chief Inspector of CID Police Anti-Corruption Unit that enquiries are being made in connection with a case of defeating or obstructing the course of justice …which occurred at the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe on 25th January 2019 where it is being alleged that acting in connivance with Makanza and Choice Damiso well knowing that Simbarashe Zuze does not exist, drafted an affidavit to purport as it had already been sworn before Choice Damiso and filed before the Constitutional Court under number CCZ03/19 challenging the appointment of the Prosecutor General."

Source - dailynews