Man arrested for stoning Zanu-PF offices

Man arrested for stoning Zanu-PF offices
Published: 22 January 2019 (128 Views)
A MAN from Gwanda has been arrested for ganging up with his accomplices, who are still at large, to damage property at the Zanu-PF Matabeleland South provincial offices during last week's violence and looting spree instigated by the opposition.

Kukhanyakwenkosi Mkandla (34) of St Christopher Flats in Gwanda was not asked to plead when he appeared briefly before Gwanda magistrate, Mrs Nomagugu Sibanda, facing charges of public violence and malicious damage to property.

Mkandla's lawyer, Mr Melusi Dube of Dube, Mguni and Dube Legal Practitioners made an application before the court for his client to be remanded out of custody on his own cognisance. In his application Mr Dube said his client was not a flight risk and did not have a criminal record.

Representing the State, Mr Blessing Gundani opposed the application saying Mkandla was likely to commit another offence if released considering the prevailing unrest in the country.

''We are not saying the court should order the accused person to be kept in custody forever but we are saying can he be held until the situation has normalised. The situation in the country at the moment is volatile as we have seen through violent incidences that have been recorded in some parts of the country.

''If accused person is remanded out of custody while the situation is still volatile he is likely to commit another offence or cause people to feel insecure,'' he said.

Mrs Sibanda remanded Mkandla in custody to today for ruling on the matter. Mr Gundani said Mkandla, who is a self employed film maker and several others who are still at large, damaged windows at the Zanu-PF Matabeleland South provincial offices on January 17 at around 5PM.

''On 17 January at around 5PM, Mkandla teamed up with several others who are still at large. They went to the Zanu-PF provincial offices and started throwing stones. A security guard, Mrs Linatte Ncube, who was on duty at the Government Complex offices which are close to the Zanu-PF offices, saw the gang.

''She identified Mkandla whom she saw hurling stones that damaged some windows. She also saw him throw stones on the roof top. Ms Ncube informed Constable Tarisai Tom who was also stationed at the Government Complex offices. Constable Tom found Mkandla trying to uproot a sign post while his accomplices had fled the scene.

"Cst Tom escorted Mkandla to the police station resulting in his arrest," said Mr Gundani.

He said four windows panes with a total value of $101 were damaged.


- chronicle

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Zimbabwe lost $2 billion on 1:1 forex exchange rate

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 50 Views

MDC National Council Resolutions

by MDC | 22 February 2019 | 45 Views

'Propaganda' college for Chamisa's MDC

by Ndou Paul | 22 February 2019 | 54 Views

Mnagagwa is a habitual liar

by Don Chigumba | 22 February 2019 | 53 Views

Chiwenga aborts flight to Zimbabwe

by newzimbawe | 22 February 2019 | 60 Views

Grace Mugabe sister's fraud trial hits a snag?

by newzimbabwe | 22 February 2019 | 48 Views

Callistus Ndlovu's body arrives in Harare

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 47 Views

Baby mama threatens to bewitch ex's wife

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 48 Views

Dating scam exposed

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 50 Views

Cholera vaccine campaign begins in Harare

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 50 Views

American starlet trialing with Bosso

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 43 Views

Zimbabwe approves 37 mbanje investors

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 41 Views

'Technology changing face of epidemic'

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 39 Views

Bosso zero in on three for captaincy

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 44 Views

Two stabbed, axed in gold rush

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 49 Views

Bulawayo takes deliberate affirmative action policy

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 46 Views

Woman arrested for obscene message to lover's wife

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 40 Views

MDC Alliance members run away with ballot papers

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 42 Views

Zimbabwe/South Africa officials to meet ahead of Ramaphosa visit

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 34 Views

Mnangagwa courts Chinese

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 22 Views

Caps United avert player strike over unpaid dues

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 21 Views

Fake news rocks Zimbabwe military

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 21 Views

Ginimbi to 'tour' Australia

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 22 Views

'Chamisa, Mnangagwa power-sharing not on the agenda'

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 48 Views

Chamisa cries as his political career ends

by Dr Masimba Mavaza | 22 February 2019 | 53 Views

Abusive Zanu-PF councillor sets wife alight

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 24 Views

MDC-T supports dialogue with Mnangagwa

by Linda Tsungirirai Masarira | 22 February 2019 | 102 Views

Zimnat assists families of deceased miners

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 69 Views

2 candidates from the MDC Alliance battle it out in Bulawayo by-election

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 77 Views

Bulawayo City Council loses $300k in botched deal

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 75 Views

SA Airways suspends advance bookings

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 79 Views

Mnangagwa sidelines Chamisa in talks

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 101 Views

'Chiwenga rushes to Zimbabwe after military purges' - it's fake news

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 79 Views

Zimbabwe moves to set up super-specialist hospital

by Staff reporter | 22 February 2019 | 65 Views