The recently de-specified and one of the founding ENG Capital Group directors, Gilbert Muponda who was on Thursday remanded in custody following the confirmation of his warrant of arrest, is now a free man.
This followed the State’s decision yesterday where the matter was withdrawn before plea after conceding it would need a lot of time to locate the docket since the case was committed a long time ago.
Harare provincial magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe set Muponda free after Area Public Prosecutor, Jonathan Murombedzi indicated the State would proceed by way of summons.
Muponda was remanded in custody by Harare magistrate Donald Ndirowei who ruled that he was in willfully default when he failed to appear in court on March 13, 2004.
Prior to the court’s ruling, Muponda’s lawyer, Benjamin Chikowero of Gutu and Chikowero Attorneys-at-Law, had submitted to the court that his client had not willfully defaulted when he fled to Canada.
He told the court that Muponda’s life was under threat, allegedly by investors who had lost their large sums of money through investments in ENG.