ZIMBABWE – Falls magistrate Lindiwe Maphosa yesterday issued a warrant of arrest against Gokwe-Nembudziya MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena (Zanu PF) after he failed to attend court to answer to charges of disorderly conduct.
The warrant was issued although Wadyajena’s lawyer, Givemore Muvhiringi had submitted a medical report confirming that his client was unable to appear in court, as he was not feeling well.
Wadyajena was arrested in December last year after Kadoma businessman Jimayi Muduvuri accused the legislator of insulting First Lady Grace Mugabe.
The charges were later dropped after Muvhiringi successfully applied for refusal of remand on the basis that the charge in question was unconstitutional.
Wadyajena was also cleared by the Zanu PF Midlands provincial disciplinary committee on the same charges which concluded Muduvuri, a member of a rival faction within Zanu PF, was cooking up issues to settle personal scores since he was eyeing Wadyajena’s constituency.