MDC activist nabbed for $300 theft

HARARE - An activist in Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC has been hauled before the courts for stealing cash and a cellphone valued at $300 from the party’s Harare organising secretary Tichaona Munyanyi.

Stewart Shakespear Mukoyi, 38, appeared before Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe facing assault and theft charges.

Douglas Mwonzora stood in for Mukoyi’s legal practitioner, who was said to be committed elsewhere.

Mahwe granted Mukoyi $200 bail and ordered him to report once every week at CID Law and Order and not to interfere with State witnesses.

The matter was remanded to May 22. Prosecutor Sharon Mashavira alleged that on April 10 this year, Munyanyi went to the MDC headquarters Harvest House in central Harare intending to attend an MDC national council meeting.

Munyanyi was denied entry by a security officer Lovejoy Chitegu Dunga but managed to force his way into the meeting room.

Munyanyi was called by Mukoyi, who was in the company of Francis Machimbidzofa, Rhino Mashaya, Denford Ngadziore and other youths who are still at large.

They reportedly started assaulting him with fists and clapped him.

Mukoyi allegedly stole Munyanyi’s Nokia X2 cellphone valued at $100; and $200 cash.


Comments (6)

What is wrong with Douglas Mwonzora? Last time he was representing the assailants of Elton Mangoma and now defending thieves who stole from an MDC-T official. Are these actions morally right. If Tapiwa Mashakada beats up Job Sikhala will Mwonzora represent Mashakada?

Dickens Gandanzara - 24 April 2014

do u honestly think that this guy stole the cellphone or its clearly a case of fixing each other

matindo - 24 April 2014

Mati mawonei? MDC T leadership is a big joke? Bato iri rizere nembabva dzogadzoga. Remember Tamsanqa Mahlangu and Chinos Cel phone? Muchadirei zvapupu?

Open eyes - 24 April 2014

zvimbasungata, madzakutsaku that is how they behave

peter mayor - 24 April 2014

These people are all out to destroy this project. They always complained about ZRP but now they have seen willing tools in the ZRP and the so-called ZanuPF courts. Automatic expulsion for this idiot.

Maita Manyuka - 24 April 2014

the guy didnot steal anything here . its a matter of fixing and some one asked that wats wrong about Mwonzora by representing pple, let me tell you onething, Mwonzora is a lawyer so there nothing to prevent him from representing his part members

elimond - 25 April 2014

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