Mphoko requests trial in Bulawayo

Mphoko requests trial in Bulawayo 1

On Sep 4, 2019 38,863 Former Vice President, Phelekezela Mphoko, who is facing criminal abuse of office charges has requested to have his case tried in Bulawayo where he resides. Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko (right) seen here with his wife Mphoko is accused of instructing some police officers to release from detention cells, former Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) acting chief executive, Moses Juma, who was facing abuse of office. The former Vice President today appeared before Harare Provincial magistrate Mr Hosea Mujaya facing charges of criminal abuse of…

Read More

Ex-Vice President Mphoko appears in Harare court, seeks Bulawayo trial

Ex-Vice President Mphoko appears in Harare court, seeks Bulawayo trial 2

HARARE – Former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko on Wednesday appeared before a Harare court after his criminal abuse of office case was transferred from Bulawayo. Mphoko appeared before Harare Senior Regional Magistrate, Hosea Mujaya, but complained that it will not be fair for his case to be heard in the capital city when he resides in Bulawayo. “We have the issues of territorial jurisdiction to have this matter tried in Bulawayo and not here in Harare,” said his lawyer Zibusiso Ncube. He added: “But most importantly, we don’t have the…

Read More

Mphoko in court . . . Ex-VP gets $1 000 bail

Mphoko in court . . . Ex-VP gets $1 000 bail 4

By Mashudu Netsianda Former Vice President, Phelekezela Mphoko, who has allegedly been resisting arrest by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission for the past five days, was yesterday brought before the courts for unlawfully instructing some junior police officers to release from detention cells, former Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) acting chief executive, Moses Juma, who was facing abuse of office charges. Former Vice President, Phelekezela Mphoko in court yesterday Mphoko (79) of Douglasdale suburb appeared before Provincial magistrate-in-charge of Bulawayo Metropolitan province, Mr Enias Magate, facing charges of criminal abuse of…

Read More

Ex-VP Mphoko freed on bail after prosecutors charge him with corruption

Ex-VP Mphoko freed on bail after prosecutors charge him with corruption 5

HARARE – Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko was charged on Wednesday with criminal abuse of office, in the latest move by the reconstituted anti-corruption commission. Bulawayo magistrate-in-charge Enias Magate freed Mphoko on ZW$3,000 bail and remanded him to September 4. He denies all the charges, his lawyer Zibusiso Ncube said. The 79-year-old lost his vice-presidential post when a military coup forced former President Robert Mugabe to resign in 2017 after 37 years in power and led to presidential elections controversially won by Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had served with Mphoko as…

Read More

Mphoko, ZACC strike deal over former vice president’s court appearance: lawyer

Mphoko, ZACC strike deal over former vice president’s court appearance: lawyer 7

BULAWAYO – Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko could appear in court as early as Wednesday, his lawyer said, after talks with the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC). Lawyer Zibusiso Ncube denied Mphoko was on the run after he refused to go to a police station on Monday, accusing ZACC of going back on an undertaking that he would appear in court on the same day. Mphoko, who said he feared being injected with a deadly poison in police cells, is facing criminal abuse of office charges. He is accused of going…

Read More

Ex-VP Mphoko now a wanted man

Ex-VP Mphoko now a wanted man 9

By Freeman Razemba The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has launched a manhunt for former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, who reportedly dramatically escaped from ZACC investigators on Monday afternoon. Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko (right) seen here with his wife ZACC, in collaboration with other law enforcement agents, has literally “sealed” the country’s borders to ensure the politician does not flee to other countries. Mphoko faces arrest over criminal abuse of office charges. Related Articles Said ZACC spokesperson Commissioner John Makamure: “The position remains the same and Mr Mphoko’s whereabouts are…

Read More

Mphoko on the run after ZACC attempt to arrest him

Mphoko on the run after ZACC attempt to arrest him 10

By Nqobile Tshili/Mashudu Netsianda Former Vice President, Phelekezela Mphoko, is on the run after dramatically fleeing from Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) officers who were set to arrest him in Bulawayo yesterday. Former VP Phelekezela Mphoko The former Vice President’s movie style escape follows attempts by Zacc officers to take him to Bulawayo Central Police Station to slap him with abuse of office charges for an offence he allegedly committed during his tenure in office. Mphoko had initially agreed to surrender himself to the Zacc officers at the police station but…

Read More

Poison-fears Mphoko on the run after high-speed escape from court, says ZACC

Poison-fears Mphoko on the run after high-speed escape from court, says ZACC 11

BULAWAYO – Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko is on the run after avoiding arrest by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), an official said. Mphoko had been summoned to appear at the Bulawayo Magistrate’s Court on corruption allegations, and had given undertakings he would attend, said ZACC spokesman John Makamure. He is charged with obstruction of justice and criminal abuse of office over allegations be sprung free officials of the roads agency, ZINARA, from a police station in 2016 while he was Vice President. The former Vice President, ousted with former…

Read More

Full text: Ex-Vice President Mphoko issues statement on attempted arrest by ZACC

Full text: Ex-Vice President Mphoko issues statement on attempted arrest by ZACC 13

BULAWAYO – The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on Saturday accused former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko of resisting arrest after he allegedly chased away its officers a day earlier. ZACC says it wants to question Mphoko over allegations he, while he was Vice President, threatened police officers and ordered them to release officials from the roads agency, ZINARA, who had been arrested on corruption allegations. Video released by Mphoko’s daughter, Siduduzo, last Friday showed two ZACC officials being ordered out of Mphoko’s Douglasdale home in Bulawayo after they were challenged to…

Read More

Former VP Mphoko faces arrest

Former VP Mphoko faces arrest 15

By Brian Chitemba Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko faces imminent arrest after resisting officers from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) who wanted to pick him from his Bulawayo home over allegations of criminal abuse of public office. Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko The ex-Vice President thwarted the arrest on Friday at his Douglasdale house after dramatically refusing to cooperate with Zacc arresting officers whilst his wife Laurinda and daughter Siduduzo ordered the officials out. A video of the incident has since gone viral. Related Articles However, Zacc chairperson Justice Loice…

Read More