Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe president, Mr Elton Steers Mangoma’s three bodyguards appeared in court yesterday for allegedly assaulting an MDC-Renewal Team activist who accused their leader of snatching his wife.
Nelson Mukwenha (34), Rekai Toto (29) and Pardon Maingehama (36) appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Blessing Murwisi facing assault charges.They allegedly assaulted a Renewal team activist Believe Tevera (25) of No. 5426 73 Crescent in Harare who accused Mangoma of snatching his wise, Yemurai Maravanyika. The trio is expected in court on Tuesday for trial. Prosecutor Ms Tariro Gwatidzo alleged that on May 26 this year around 11 am the trio approached Tevera at Eastlea Shopping Centre.
It is alleged that Tevera was coming out of No. 21 Midlothian Drive, Eastlea, Harare, where he delivered a letter at an MDC-Renewal party management meeting. The letter was in relation to an alleged love affair between Mangoma and Tevera’s wife. Tevera had also confronted Mangoma for causing the publication of the love affair in newspapers.
Upon realising that the bodyguards were coming after him Tevera hid in a parked taxi belonging to Tiki Mangara. However, they caught up with him and dragged him out of the vehicle. They started assaulting him using a chain, feet and fists.
Tevera went to Harare Hospital for treatment and the medical report is held as exhibit. Mangoma was the first to drag Tevera to court accusing him of assault over the adulterous affair.
However, Tevera was removed from remand by Harare magistrate Mrs Tildah Mutambanashe after key witnesses refused to testify in the matter.