Another Mangoma 'attacker' appears in court

HARARE - Another MDC activist who was alleged to be on the run following the arrest of five of his accomplices on charges of assaulting deputy treasurer Elton Mangoma appeared in court yesterday.

Paul Gorekore, 31, appeared before Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe and was remanded in custody to today pending his bail application.

Gorekore is jointly charged with Francis Mafimbidzofa, 38, Enock Mukudu, 31, Stefani Tafadzwa Jahwi, 36, Samson Tumai Nerwande, 41, who were released on $100 bail, and James Chidhakwa, who has been denied bail.

Prosecutor Sharon Mashavira alleged that on February 15, Gorekore, Mafimbidzofa, Mukudu, Jahwi, Nerwande, Chidhakwa and others who are still at large reportedly waylaid Mangoma outside Harvest House and confronted him as he tried to take refuge in MDC president, Morgan Tsvangirai’s vehicle.

They allegedly assaulted Mangoma with open hands and clenched fists.

Mangoma’s spectacles valued at $300 were damaged in the attack.

Accused persons also tore Mangoma’s shirt before he was whisked away in Morgan Tsvangirai’s vehicle.

A medical affidavit produced in court states that Mangoma sustained moderate injuries and there was no likelihood of permanent injuries.

Comments (3)

Why is Mangoma causing all this confusion?. The plain truth that he also knows,' ISA THAT HE CANNOT N WL NEVER B THE MDC'S PRESIDENT. vERY FEW PEOPLE EVER MET OR TALKED TO HIM AS AN INDIVIDUAL. MANGOMA WE HV BETTER THINGS TO ATTEND TO THAN U TRYING TO DESTROY WHAT THE MASSES R PROUD TO BELONG TO SO MUCH. LONG LIVE THE PARTY OF EXCELLENCE.

SANDILE NARE - 7 March 2014

Sandile, Mangoma is not confused, it seems you are. Mangoma was physically assaulted and reported the matter to the police. Are you implying beating up people you disagree with is the normal way party politics is conducted in MDC? Tsvangirai has individually met all and talked to most of the party members.

Mutero Karanda - 7 March 2014

Sandile it you who is confused, I agree with Mutero, look here the poor guy was assaulted, so you wanted him to keep quiet after going through such brutality at the hands of Morgan's youths , no no no , why cant Morgan accept criticism from anyone. moreso if yu are criticised do yu go around beating up thase who criticise yu .food for thot

shakk - 8 March 2014

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