JUST IN: Magistrate Guvamombe suspended over Kasukuwere, Mandiwanzira
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CHIEF Magistrate Mr Mishrod Guvamombe has been suspended from work pending an investigation into misconduct allegations.
He is being accused of offering work-related attachment to Saviour Kasukuwere and Supa Mandiwanzira at the Harare Magistrates Court.
Kasukuwere and Mandiwanzira are law students at the University of Zimbabwe.
Both have pending cases at the magistrates courts.
The suspension of Guvamombe comes as former Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere was on Thursday allowed to travel to South Africa for medical treatment after a court handed him back his passport.
Kasukuwere is facing corruption charges over land given to former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s sister, Shuvai Gumbochuma.
“The accused intends to travel on medical grounds and is seeking temporary release of his passport until January 16,” his lawyer Thembinkosi Magwaliba, told Harare magistrate Hosea Mujaya.
Kasukuwere, who lost his mother on New Year’s Eve, indicated he had to intended to make the application for his passport’s release on January 3.
Prosecutor Zivanai Macharaga did not oppose Kasukuwere’s application.
“After receiving the documents from the accused’s doctor, I asked the investigating officer to verify the authenticity and he has established that the supporting letters were authored by his personal doctor,” Macharaga said.
“The issue of health is of paramount importance and it is best that he seeks the medical attention that he requires.”
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