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Khupe driver further remanded

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Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe’s driver, Witness Dube, accused of inscribing vulgar words on a Zanu PF anti-sanctions petition document might have to wait a little longer before the court sets the date for his trial.

Yesterday, he appeared in court on routine remand and Bulawayo magistrate Ndumo Masuku further deferred the case to July 25.

Dube (34), who is on $50 bail, was not asked to plead to the charge.

Prosecutor Admire Chikwayi told the court on March 3 at about 2:45pm, Dube visited Richards Shopping Centre in Sizinda.

At the centre he allegedly headed for a Zanu PF anti-sanctions petition desk which was being manned by Kudakwashe Java and Trinity Bushe from the Ministry of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment.

Dube was allegedly given a petition form to sign. Instead, he allegedly inscribed vulgar words instead of his name and handed it back to Java and Bushe.

When the pair quizzed him, Dube allegedly maintained he had inscribed his real name on the document. But, the pair felt offended and made a police report, leading to his arrest.

Investigations were carried out to establish his real name and it was discovered that he had written a fake name. Dube is also facing charges of allegedly assaulting a member of the MDC-T youth assembly at the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union office in the run-up to the party’s national congress in March.

The matter is also before the courts awaiting trial.

He is being represented by Lizwe Jamela and Nosimilo Chanayiwa in both cases.

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