Psychiatrists who examined former MDC-T MP Timothy Mubhawu certified that he is sane and fit to stand trial for domestic violence. Mubhawu (55) was sent for examination after the State submitted that it suspected he was mentally ill and had defaulted on taking medication.
Harare magistrate Ms Nomsa Sabarauta postponed the trial to August 11. Mubhawu, who is facing charges of breaching a protection order, is represented by Ms Concellia Maheya.The prosecutor Mrs Devoted Gwashavanhu-Nyagano alleged that on May 24 this year, Mubhawu’s wife Molleen Elizabeth applied for a protection order.
The court heard that on July 11, Molleen went to Rhodesville Police Station and reported that Mubhawu had chased her from their matrimonial home. She is now staying with relatives.
On the same day, Mubhawu escorted their housemaid Mupangai Tsamwa Chamapiwa to report an assault charge against Molleen.
Mubhawu was given protection order papers to sign, but he refused.