Mpofu expected in court today

Harare - Nelson Chamisa’s lawyer, Advocate Thabani Mpofu who was arrested yesterday is expected to appear in court today.

Advocate Thabani Mpofu

He has been charged with “obstructing the course of justice.” It is alleged that Mpofu  submitted an affidavit with a name of a person who does not exist. He denies the charge.

Mpofu’s lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa said this matter had been investigated by the Law Society of Zimbabwe and the police’s Law and Order section last year.

“The Zuze person was interviewed and they confirmed that he exists. So, it’s extremely  surprising that that now, you know, suddenly he is locked up for this,” she said.

Meanwhile, police and soldiers have mounted more roadblocks around Harare where many cars and buses have been turned back.

“Even some people with letters confirming they are essential workers, have been turned back,” according to one irate worker who was turned back.

It is not clear why there is this ring of steel around the city. There is speculation it might have something to do with the expected recall of eight MDC A parliamentarians this afternoon by the Secretary-General of the Khupe faction of the MDC.

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