Former Harare mayor further remanded

FORMER Harare mayor, Herbert Gomba

FORMER Harare Mayor, Herbert Gomba was yesterday further remanded to May 30 in a case in which he is being accused of flouting Electoral Act regulations.

Gomba, who was represented by Garikai Mhishi, appeared before Harare magistrate Tranos Utahwashe for a trial date.

However, the State led by Lancelot Mutsokoti, said the case was still under investigation.

According to court papers, Gomba violated section 37 of the Electoral Act after he allegedly submitted a false address in 2017 during voter registration.

The court papers further state that 22 people used the same address, with nine of them alleged to be sharing the surname Gomba.

According to the State, Gomba intentionally submitted the false address to manipulate the 2018 council elections in his favour.

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