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Chamisa's lawyer to spend night in prison

by Mandla Ndlovu
01 Jun 2020 at 20:00hrs | Views
Advocate Thabani Mpofu has been detained overnight at the Rhodesville Police station in Harare after being charged with a crime of perjury.

He is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.

Confirming the developments MDC leader Nelson Chamisa said, "'m informed that Advocate Thabani Mpofu has been detained overnight at Rhodesville Police Station. Senior lawyer B. Mtetwa advises that Adv Mpofu is expected to appear in court tomorrow. The People's Advocate is resolute, indomitable and unshaken. Victory is certain!"

Mpofu was arrested after he presented himself to the police on Monday following reports that the police were looking for him 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."

Listen to his lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa below:

Source - Byo24News