Madiro case postponed

MUTARE magistrate Lucie-Anne Mungwari yesterday postponed the trial of suspended Zanu PF Manicalancial chairperson Mike Madiro and his deputy Dorothy Masuka facing stocktheft charges to May 21.

Report by Obey Manayiti

Mungwari, however, did not disclose the reasons for the postponement saying these had been disclosed to both the State and defence counsels in her chambers.

Madiro and Masuka are being accused of conniving to steal 10 beasts meant for slaughter at President Robert Mugabe’s birthday celebrations in Mutare last year.  Both have denied the charge and alleged political persecution by some senior party members from the province.

Before the postponement,Zanu PF provincial clerk Lucy Golowa told the court that Mabika had allegedly sent her a text message with instructions to tamper with minutes of a party meeting where the cattle issue had been discussed to cover up the offence. Golowa said she showed the text message to the party’s provincial administrator Angawache Nelia Maenda who testified in court on Tuesday.

In her testimony, Golowa said some additions were made on the last paragraph before the conclusion, adding the additions were not done procedurally.

She said police detectives later searched the office and retrieved both the original copy of the minutes and the alleged doctored documents. Another witness, Gift Gombarume, a volunteer data capture clerk at the Zanu PF provincial office, however, denied coming across the doctored minutes, but said he had heard about the matter.

Other key witnesses that have testified so far include the party’s national secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa, provincial treasurer Supa Mandiwanzira and custodian of the alleged cattle John Chirimambowa.

Mandiwanzira testified in Madiro’s favour saying the province had been made aware of the cattle’s whereabouts while Mutasa, Chirimambowa and Maenda gave evidence that nailed the two provincial party leaders.

Still to testify is the party’s provincial secretary for administration Kenneth Saruchera, secretary for transport David Momberume and two police officers involved in the investigations.

Mutare lawyer Tinofara Hove is representing Madiro and Masuka.

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13 Comments

  1. People shld leave madiro alone. Therez nothing wrong nekudya mombe dzamudhara wedu. Takadzidya so what. Charwadza chiyi? Imombe dzamudhara weduzve. Ana Dydimus Mutasa vongoita noise vachida kutizora kuri kuda kuita ma good boy kuitira kuti mudhara vedu vakabva pachigaro popinda mai Mujuru iye wobva azoita VP yaagara achichemera. Makanganwa kuti akatomboenda kun’anga here uyu kuti aite VP. Zvino tinozviziva. Sorry hako Dydimus wanyangira yawona. Haulume. Hands-off Madiro. Vote RG Mugabe. Mugabe for life.

    1. Aiwa Epgnosis haungodya mombe dzamudhara usina kupihwa. Dzinofanira kutanga dzasumwa kuna mudhara ivo mudhara vozoti Mike kana kuti Epgnosis chiita hako braai.

  2. Supa Mandiwanzira s a very wise man now….Madiro is 100% innocent..

  3. Saka was it a setup yekuti Madiro abe mombe by Mutasa? VeZanu titsanangurireiwo? Mutasa arikupinda papi apa?

  4. @epgnosis iwe uri kutaura kuti madiro kana akaba mombe dzamugabe haasungwe ?no one is above the law kana akatora zviri kunze kwomurau ngaanyure !!10yeas 4 ech beast,stock theft!?

  5. Umadiro wangankhona lubelomnyama yindaba ebanjiwe , yona yonke iZanu igcwele nge ngwcethi ekutshontsheni. Kabuze u Obert ukuthi nxa untshontsha wenzani , Go cnheck Obert Mpofu’s cattle at Winter Block Ranch along Vic Falls – CSC is singing blues , yet his stomach cant even fit in his shirt

  6. i said vote zanu pf. thanks

    1. only an insane person can vote for a 89 yr old , a gud drama ends while people are clapping hands and cheering . ask Mandela he wl tell you . Dance and know when to stop.

  7. correct explanation from the zanu point of view is that Madiro is from the other faction of Emmerson whereas Mutasa is standing for mai Mujuru hoping to become vice president if mai Mujuru takes over from Mugabe later….so madiro is the most influential man in manicaland and well respected as we as calculative….Mutasa wants finish Madiro for good….

  8. Omunye kuthiwa ngu Dorothy Masuka yikho yini ?

  9. @epgnosis urimwana wekwaMugabe here unoti mudhara wedu?ita zvedzinza rako kwete kungosupporta vanhu vakaora kare avo.dai iri Mdc inevanhu vakaita izvi murikuhukura kunge imbwa.Zanunoids are idiots

  10. Regai zvitatsurane madhodha! Viva jongwe rakakangwa !

  11. solomon chisoni

    It is good that elections are looming and these people are washing their dirty linen in public .The result is that it helps the voter to vote fools out and again it helps the voter again to make an informed decision before casting his or her vote and lastly it helps other political parties with less work on campaigning , so its good for them to engage in these cases.

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