Komichi trial date set

THE trial of MDC–T deputy national chairman Morgen Komichi, who is accused of misrepresenting to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) that he picked up a sealed tamper-proof envelope with a special vote ballot paper from a dustbin at a Harare hotel, has been set for August 27.

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Komichi is still in custody since his arrest on July 28, just before the harmonised elections.

His bail application was dismissed by Harare magistrate Anita Tshuma and the decision was upheld by High Court judge Justice Hlekani Mwayera.

For the State, law officer Michael Mugabe alleged that on July 25 this year, Komichi approached the commission’s deputy director for public relations, Tendai Pamire, and informed him that he wanted to meet with Zec chairperson Justice Rita Makarau as he had an issue he wanted to raise with her.

It is alleged that in the meeting, Komichi said an unnamed person had informed him that he had picked up an envelope from a dustbin at the Harare International Conference Centre where the special vote was being processed.

He further alleged that he had opened it out of curiosity and discovered that there were some ballot papers.

He alleged that Zec was destroying the ballots which had been used by police officers during the special vote ahead of the July 31 harmonised elections.

When the ballot papers were opened, it was discovered that they belonged to a policeman, Mugove Chiginya, who had allegedly voted for the MDC-T.

Zec allegedly noted that all the ballot papers did not have the presiding officer mark and that two were marked SV (special vote)while the presidential ballot paper was not marked SV.

Zec reported the matter to the police and it was discovered during investigations that Chiginya had not voted during the special voting exercise.
Komichi was then arrested.

11 Responses to Komichi trial date set

  1. top cop August 15, 2013 at 6:46 am #

    let this idiot rot in jail.you blamed zanupf for rigging whilst you are actualy the true calprits.you (mdc)are the ones who hired nakiv.you stupid just like your foolish imbecile leader tsvangirai.go hang.hw cn zim be led by a foolish baboon that go around on a whirlwind tour impragnating small girls?yuo invited sunctions upon us frm europe and you expect us to vote for you,to hell.

    • zvichapera August 15, 2013 at 7:41 am #

      Nhaiwe Top cop, ko VaMugabe zvavakaroora Secretary wavo did we say a thing. Private life and Office are two different things. Are u holy yourself? Besides, if Komichi did really misrepresent its his stupidity and has nothing to do with the Party’s view and actions. Thats why they arrested Komichi and not MDC. Nxaaa kwana

    • King Zaka|| August 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

      Your English top cop, please please don’t spoil our kids with wrong spellings and grammer.
      Uye mumukanwa mako makaurukutwa nechidembo. Asi urimubvandiripo kai. Meso kunge dzvombi kudaro. Tongai ka tione kana mukaiisimudza. Do u know what are offshow accounts, u don’t, there will be serious liquid cash starting from October.

  2. Bottom cop August 15, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    You @top cop are a foolish guy. Why was the ballot papers in the bin, and who told you that ZANU with its appalling Gukurahundi history can win all the seats in Mat South? Can’t you see this is the work of those NIKOV mercenaries? You are very stupid and must go back to school you imbecile.

  3. bobojan August 15, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    top cop uri duzvi tsvangirayi akanhumburisa ani.kundanana nemunhu woramba imhosva.zvauri top policeman chimusungira kunhumburisa tuvana.locardia kamwana here iwe?kana tuma india twamai buditsa padead bee cee?twaitoti tapinda kuita mudzimai wapm. saka muchingoti masanctions nyika dzaaridzi garayi menyu muno,ivo vagare kwavo.indigenisation imi muchishandisa mari yemaimperialists muri matuzvi evanhu.indigenise your money first tione kwamunosvika.

  4. Thief Justice ChidyaMDC August 15, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    Let justice take its course, based on the fraud charges he will be found not guilt. why? Because the essentials of the crime are not all there 1-false misrepresentation, 2-action induced by the misrepresentation 3-and no loss claimed as a result. So he will not rot in jail. Incaceration is only meant to intimidate opponents. Mugabe 11 yrs. Msika 15 yrs. Mandela 27 yrs but what for? Did they rot?

  5. Chingara August 15, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Ichi chiKomichi chidofo. Chakabvuma kuitwa ruoko rwakitsi naMorgan. Kuiswa mujeri nechituta chisana kana jc chaiyo. Tsangirai is totaly dead and buried politicaly and will never ever rise again. Komichi for the next few years be content with putting on white pants without any underwear at Chikurubi. Foolish pseudo academic.

  6. Falcon August 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    @Chingaira- why are we suffering so much in the country when you are this great N’anga who can see so far into the future? While we are at it when is our 80% enemplyment rate going to go down..Nzwirayi vana vatambura nekushaya mabasa changamire tapota..tateterera nhai Chingaira, munyarari wakachekwa!

  7. mkoma August 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    kutaura idi Komichi wakashandisiwa nababa Jukwa vakamuudza kwekunonga zvipepa izvo

  8. Girinya August 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    May you in the interim rot in jail while you await your trial date. May you also develop meningitis in custody so that you come out of there in a coffin.

  9. Chinja August 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    GRACE WAS SMALL HOUSE OF BOB , YOU IDIOT. MANY ZANU MINISTERS LYING AT HEROES ACRE DIED OF AIDS. DID THEY GET IT FROM MDC-T ? SEVERAL ZANU PF CHEFS ARE ON ARVs. DID MDC GIVE THEM THE FATAL AILMENT ? HOW MANY TOP CHEFS ARE DIVORCED ? WHERE DOES MDC COME IN ?TSVANIRAI NEVER TOOK A WIFE FROM ANYBODY.

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