Mangoma's case takes new twist

HARARE - The alleged sex scandal in which Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe leader (RDZ) Elton Mangoma was accused of having a sexual affair with a married woman took a new twist yesterday after three of Mangoma’s bodyguards were hauled before the courts yesterday charged with assaulting the cuckolded husband.

Mangoma’s bodyguards Nelson Mukwenha, 34, Rekai Toto, 29, Pardon Maingehama, 32, appeared before Harare magistrate Blessing Murwisi.

They all denied the charges. They will be back in the dock on September 1 for trial.

Prosecutor Tariro Gwatidzo alleged that on May 26 around 11am, Mukwenha, Toto and Maingehama approached Believe Tevera, who had visited MDC Renewal Team offices at 21 Midlothian Drive Eastlea in Harare, to petition the party leadership to investigate the matter in which he claimed Mangoma had an affair with his wife, 20-year-old Yemurai Maravanyika.

The MDC Renewal Team was having a meeting at the party headquarters when Tevera entered the offices intending to handover the petition to the party’s national chairman Samuel Sipepa-Nkomo.

Nkomo had not yet arrived for the meeting and Tevera gave the letter to the party’s national organising secretary Last Maengahama in the presence of Mangoma, who has since formed his new outfit RDZ.

When Tevera was leaving the offices, he noticed that the trio was advancing towards him and sought refuge in Tiki Mangara’s taxi.

The court heard that Mukwenha, Toto and Maengahama dragged Tevera out of the taxi and started assaulting him.

According to State papers the trio was armed with a chain and assaulted Tevera with booted feet and clenched fists.

They allegedly fled the scene after the assault. Tevera had to be assisted to hospital for medical attention.

Comments (5)

It would have been bad enough to have stolen his wife but to assault him too is just too barbaric to go unpunished!

Wilbert Mukori - 28 August 2015

Mangoma is a sinner and does not deserve to lead people

Chatunga - 28 August 2015

its common with all politicians lets look back in history,devine inervation is needed ,thats why our beloved country is suffering as we are cursed

chitayitay - 28 August 2015

@ Chitayitay, You can never divorce politics from religion (divinity in your own words) Are you aware that the rulers in the bible were mostly divine leaders?

MkanyaGP - 1 September 2015

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