Dairibord boss Mandiwanza faces assault charges

Dairibord Zimbabwe chief executive officer, Antony Mandiwanza appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday facing charges of assaulting his private security guard at his residence using a rifle butt.

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE/Nunurai jena

Mandiwanza (62), who pleaded not guilty was remanded to May 21 on $50 bail by magistrate, Eric Kadye.

It is the State’s case that on November 21 last year, at around 4am, the complainant, Edmund Mutusva, who was employed by Vision Security was on duty at Mandiwanza’s residence in Glen Lorne together with his colleague, Shine Chamboko.

The State alleges Mandiwanza approached Mutusva and Chamboko and assaulted the complainant using a .302 rifle butt on the left hand. He then ordered the two to leave the premise.

Mutusva then made a police report and was referred to hospital for treatment. The medical report will be produced in court as evidence.

Lovemore Siyamunda appeared for the State.

In a related matter, Chegutu West MP Dexter Nduna (Zanu PF) spent his second night in custody yesterday after Chegutu magistrate Felix Chauromwe reserved bail application ruling to this morning.

Nduna is facing two cases of unlawful discharge of a firearm in a public place and public violence.

It is the State’s case that on Tuesday, Nduna and five others went to Chinengundu Polling Station during Zanu PF primary elections and Takemore Maphosa started shouting that voting had ended.

This did not go down well with the voters, who then pushed open the gate and a fight broke out.

It was at that stage where Nduna allegedly went to his vehicle and took a Star pistol and fired four shots in the air regardless of the fact that the polling station was full of people.

Nduna was being represented by Arthur Marara of Clairwood Chambers while Vote Zishiri prosecuted.

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3 Comments

  1. Comment…ED must walk the talk, regardless the fact Dexter Nduna belongs to the lacoste cabal. ED has no to violence and Nduna was moving around armed. Its frightening to think what the likes of Nduna will do during the general elections. As usual, he will be granted bail and the case will drag on and on. Ndiko kutonga kwaro. Pasi nejunta

  2. I hope reportage on Mandiwanza has some missing elements and hope its not true because that man is one of the few succesful businessminds in Zim. As for Nduna the law must take its course swiftly and he should be lockedup until way after elections

    1. You are “hoping” an accused who was armed and is alleged to have hit HIS guard with a gun butt is innocent because he is a “successful business mind”? I say the law must take its course in both cases regardless.

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