Gun-toting Zanu PF MP back in court

HARARE - Zanu PF legislator for Mhondoro Ngezi, Mike Gava, is appearing in court today for further remand on charges of discharging a firearm in public and kidnapping.

He was released by Kadoma magistrate Farai Gwitima on a $2 000 bail.

The state alleges that Gava ran amok at Kadoma Hotel and Conference Centre two weeks ago, firing a volley of bullets, before kidnapping his ex-girlfriend.

It is alleged that the lawmaker was arrested after he fired three shots in the hotel casino following a heated altercation with his ex-girlfriend, Thandeka Chitombo.

The legislator, who was said to be tipsy, reportedly met Chitombo at the hotel and started charging that she had refused to sire a child with him.

After getting a cold shoulder from the lady, he allegedly used force, threatening Chitombo, verbally and physically abusing her.

It is the state’s case that witnesses in the casino attempted to restrain the lawmaker from assaulting and insulting the woman, but Gava allegedly pulled out his gun and fired three shots, causing pandemonium in the casino.

After causing havoc at the hotel, it is alleged Gava kidnapped Chitombo and drove to his farm in Kadoma, where she managed to escape.

Gava is also alleged to have fired two more shots at his farm after Chitombo had escaped.

A police report was lodged by Chitombo, leading to Gava’s arrest.


Comments (3)

Is he the sort that would look after his kid if the woman had consented to having a child sired by such a person. Asking for child support would have drawn the same reaction like the one witnessed at the hotel. I think that the woman must have foreseen trouble and decided not to conceive under such circumstances. Another question comes as to whether he won in the constituency fair and square.

tomasi ndofeni tohwi - 5 May 2014

law must take its course here. tired of such bullies in our country

ruks - 6 May 2014

law must take its course here. tired of such bullies in our country

ruks - 6 May 2014

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