Konono charged by court for assaulting his friend

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ZIMBABWE – Car dealer, Cosmos Konono, who grabbed headlines for thumping his best friend and former boxer, Bothwell Dendere, for wedding his wife at Harare magistrates’ court behind his back, has been arrested.

Konono was nabbed by police for defying a Peace Order that was granted to his ex-wife Agness Manjekese against him sometime in March 2012.

The 40-year-old is alleged to have committed the offence after sending Agness some threatening messages and insulting her over the phone which was against the court order.

He has been on the police wanted since March this year when he violated the peace order.

Konono, who was being represented by Rungano Mahuni denied the charges when he appeared before Mbare magistrate Kudzai Zihove.

Magistrate Zihove remanded him out of custody to January 8 for trial.

Prosecutor Bruce Mukwende alleges that on March 30 2012, Harare Civil court granted a protection order to Agnes Manjekesa, 39, against Konono.

Konono was ordered not to threaten or insult Agness.

It is alleged that on March 16 Konono allegedly defied the court order by way of calling Agness cellphone shouting at her.

He is said to have insulted and threatened her saying:

“Ndiri kuda kukuputisa, ndokuuraya chete handimbokusiya”.

Agness is said to have hung up the phone when he tried to call her again.

Konono is said to have sent a message that reads:

Phone yaramba namata”.

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