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Police charge MDC MP with theft
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)

April 01, 2011

Chipinge police on Friday 1 April 2011 charged Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Chipinge West Member of Parliament Hon. Sibonile Nyamudeza with theft for allegedly stealing some pre-cast concrete pipes belonging to the District Development Fund (DDF).

Hon. Nyamudeza reported to Chipinge Rural Police Station on Friday morning in the company of his lawyer Langton Mhungu of Mhungu, Matutu, Kwirira and associates, who is a member of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, where he was charged by the police for allegedly stealing some concrete pipes.

Prosecutor Last Goredema alleged that Hon. Nyamudeza stole the pre cast concrete pipes some time between the beginning and the end of February. Goredema accused the Chipinge West legislator of instructing "certain" people to steal and ferry the concrete pipes which belong to the DDF from Bangwe to Tanganda in Chipinge without the authority of the government-run institution.

Mhungu said his client denies the charges.

Nyamudeza was granted $100 bail by Chipinge Magistrate Chrispen Ngweshiwa, who ordered him to report once a week on Fridays to Chipinge Rural Police Station.

Magistrate Ngweshiwa also ordered the legislator to continue residing at his given address and not to interfere with witnesses.

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