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Mphoko trial postponed

by Staff reporter
07 Jul 2020 at 17:56hrs | Views
THE trial of former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has been postponed to the 21st of this month.

Mphoko, who is facing allegations of criminal abuse of office, appeared in court this Tuesday after he applied for exception of charges.

In postponing the matter, the state represented by Mr Lavock Masuku and Andrew Kumire told the court that the Magistrate dealing with the matter Mr Trynos Utahwashe is on another assignment.

Mphoko is alleged to have stormed Avondale Police Station and instructed junior police officers to release two Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) officials who were in custody.

Elsewhere, the trial of former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Cooperation Chief Executive Officer, Mr Patrick Mavhura and Director Human Resources and Administration, Ms Benania Shumba failed to kick off this Tuesday as the Magistrate dealing with the matter was out of town.

The two are facing charges of criminal abuse of office for allegedly swindling thousands of dollars from the national broadcaster.

Mavhura and Shumba will be back in court on the 21st of this month for commencement of trial.

Source - zbc