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Woman further remanded for insulting President


NYAMANDLOVU — A 36-year-old woman who insulted Nyamandlovu Zanu PF district chairperson using President Robert Mugabe’s name was last Thursday further remanded as the State sought to clarify evidence against her.

Report by Silas Nkala, Staff Reporter

Jeritha Nkomo was not asked to plead to a charge of undermining the authority of the President or insulting the Head of State when she appeared before magistrate Victor Mpofu who presided over a circuit court at Nyamandlovu.

The magistrate remanded her out of custody to October 18 on $30 bail.
The postponement of the trial was meant to allow the State to verify evidence linking Nkomo to the alleged crime.

The court heard that Nyamandlovu Zanu PF district chairperson Raphael Ncube (53) was at a neighbour’s home when he saw Nkomo and her husband Vincent Dube driving slowly along a nearby road.

Nkomo is alleged to have started shouting at Ncube insulting him in Ndebele and in the process using the President’s name.

The insults reportedly infuriated Ncube who went on to make a police report, leading to Nkomo’s arrest.

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