Taibu is alleged to have assaulted Zimbabwe Cricket general finance
manager Esther Lupepe last October, following a quarrel over
outstanding payments he said were owed to him.
The Harare court public prosecutor on Wednesday accepted an explanation
that Taibu's failure to appear in court was due to a communication
breakdown with his lawyer Jonathan Samkange. The hearing will reconvene
During Zimbabwe's recent tour of Kenya, Taibu informed Samkange that he
would be taking up a club contract offer in Bangladesh soon after the
series, which would make him unavailable for the scheduled February 6
The Bangladesh club deal broke down, meaning Taibu had to return home
with the rest of the Zimbabwe team last Thursday. Assuming a court
postponement had already been organised, he did not inform his lawyer
about his presence in the country.