Gweru magistrate, Mildred Matuvi on Monday placed off remand MDC
Alliance legislator for Chiundura, Livingstone Chimina (MDC Alliance)
and two other Gweru City Council employees, in a case in which they
are accused of allegedly assaulting Zanu PF youths.
Chimina, Charles Machangira and bus company supervisor Leticia
Mteliso, are alleged to have assaulted three Zanu PF activists who
stormed Kudzanayi long-distance bus terminus and illegally collected
ranking fees from transport operators.
“The state has not completed investigations hence the matter would
proceed by way of summons,”ruled Matuvi.
Matuvi made the ruling after prosecutor, Bernard Nyoni submitted that
he would return the docket to police for further investigations.
Nyoni said the state needed to interview more state witnesses since
the incident at Kudzanai rank, which is a public place.
The trio’s lawyers, Brian Dube and Shepherd Mafa however submitted
that the complainants are the ones who should be charged for
extortion.When the incident occurred in January, mayor Josiah Makombe called a press conference and alleged that six suspected criminals had invaded Kudzanai rank illegally collecting levies from bus operators charging half the fees set by the local authority.Council charges $10 for bus and Kombi operators to use the rank, but the suspected fraudsters were charging $5