Susan Mutami Sues Kazembe For US$50 000 For Unlawful Arrest

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Keith T Mambo
Keith T Mambo
Keith T. Mambo is currently a reporter for ZiMetro News . He focuses on identity politics for The Southern Eye. He was previously a fellow at the UCT University of Cape Town for Political Science.

Susan Mutami Sues Kazembe For US$50 000 For Unlawful Arrest

Zimbabwean socialite and businesswoman, Susan Mutami has slapped Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe with a US$50 000 claim for unlawful arrest earlier this year.

Also being sued by Mutami are: Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga, the Director of State Intelligence Services (Central Intelligence Organisation), Isaac Moyo, and Officer-in-Charge Law and Order, Harare.

Mutami was arrested on 18 February 2021 at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport while she was in the company of her four-year-old son on their way to Dubai.

After their arrest, Mutami and her child were taken to a police post at the airport where they were briefly detained before being taken to Harare Central Police Station’s CID Law and Order section.

They were kept in police custody until Sunday 21 February 2021 when they were eventually allowed to depart.

State security agents are being accused of claiming Mutami was a key state witness in a pending case without requesting her at any given time to act as such.

In a letter to Kazembe also copied to Matanga, the complainant’s legal counsel Mbidzo Muchadehama and Makoni wrote:

They had no warrants of arrest for our clients. Our clients have not committed any offence.

They were not about to commit any offence, nor were they committing any offence.

… The detention subjected her to psychological trauma as she was detained together with her four-year-old son.

She was subjected to personal anguish, torment, pain, shock and suffering, particularly when state security agents barred her from using her inhaler.

Mutami’s lawyers said she also lost several income-generating opportunities upon her arrest and detention, especially when the purpose of her trip to Dubai was for business. They said Mutami is the proprietor of S.V.M Health, registered in Australia.

Mutami made headlines earlier this year when she revealed the secrets of her love relationship with Norton MP Temba Mliswa.

In other news, Gweru Businessman Shoots Dead Wife’s Friend & Suspected Lover

There was horror at the Bensam Flats in Gweru in the early hours of Friday after a local businessman went berserk and shot four people.

Gweru Businessman Shoots Dead Wife’s Friend & Suspected Lover
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A prominent car dealer in Gweru, Peter Dube, last night opened fire on four people, killing two and injuring two others, including his wife Nyasha Nharingo, following a domestic dispute at their residence in the central business district.

In a sad and unusual development that occurred at Bensam Flats in Gweru, a local businessman Peter Dube (35) shot and killed his lovers’ suspected boyfriend along with his girlfriend, leaving his second wife Nyasha Nharingo (31) and her sister Nyaradzo Nharingo (34) seriously injured…Learn More

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