GOKWE – The trial of Gokwe-Kabuyuni MDC-T MP, Costin Muguti (38) and party supporter Shadreck Kana (33) over a 2008 political violence case failed to start yesterday after their lawyer was reportedly ill.Report by Silas Nkala, Staff Reporter
The pair is being represented by Gweru lawyer Reginald Chidawanyika.
Gokwe resident magistrate Shepherd Mjanja yesterday remanded the case to November 8.
Both Muguti and Kana are out of custody on free bail.
State allegations are that on March 25 2008, Muguti, Kana and Nickson Pensele stormed a Zanu PF campaign meeting at Vumba business centre in Gokwe North and started chanting MDC-T party slogans, in the process disrupting the Zanu PF meeting.
The meeting, which was being addressed by Zanu PF councilor Finos Sibanda, was attended by Tobias Siyakhula, Give Siyambelebele, Davison Ncube and several other party supporters.
The State alleges the MDC-T activists continued toyi-toying at the venue before pelting the Zanu PF activists with stones, forcing them to disperse.
No one was injured during the incident and a report was made to the police, leading to the pair’s arrest. Prosecution of the matter only started a few months ago after Attorney-General Johannes Tomana gave the greenlight.