The trial of Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe’s driver, Witness Dube, who is facing an assault charge, has been deferred again to September 9, after his alleged accomplices absconded for the second time in a row.
The trial was initially supposed to have started last month, but was postponed after Dube’s alleged accomplices Ntonga Mhlanga (21) and Lloyd Chamboko (27) absconded.
Last week, the court postponed the case to September 9.
Dube (34) together with Mhlanga and Chamboko are being accused of assaulting a youth member, Clint Chigumbu, with an iron bar at the MDC-T’s provincial elections on April 9.
Chigumbu was reportedly rescued by his colleagues from further assault.
Mhlanga and Chamboko remain at large and warrants of arrest have since been issued against them.
The trio had been granted $50 bail each.
Jerry Mutsindikwa appeared for the State.