Kamambo bribery case – key witness arrested at court
There was drama at Harare Magistrates Court when police detectives arrested a key witness in the trial of ZIFA president Felton Kamambo, who stands accused of bribing councillors to enable his ascension to the top post after he was declared a hostile witness.
A visibly infuriated Robert Matoka initially resisted arrest and shouted at detectives asking why they wanted to summon him to the police station.
Matoka’s arrest came after he was declared a hostile witness by Harare regional magistrate Mrs Bianca Makwande following an application by prosecutor Mr Michael Reza.
In the application, Mr Reza told the court that Matoka had departed materially from his two statements and therefore should be declared a hostile witness.
Before leading evidence from Matoka yesterday, Mr Reza had told the court that if he testifies the truth he would be absolved from any form of prosecution but if he lies under oath that cover would be removed and he would be arrested.
Soon after Mrs Makwande’s ruling, Mr Reza told the court that Matoka had been declared a hostile witness and could now be arrested because the cover of not being prosecuted had fallen away.
In other news, Gold Deal Gone Bad …son reveals what happened!
With mystery still surrounding the deaths of three men near a dam in Bindura and another in hospital, the son of one of the deceased yesterday said his father had gone to conduct “a deal which would see him buy four vehicles.”
Panashe, son of the now late Medio Kashiri (52), yesterday said prior to the trip, his father had told him that he was going for a gold deal that would result in him buying four Honda Fit vehicles…Learn More