Former MDC-T MP for Mabvuku-Tafara, Timothy Mubhawu, yesterday fled court in protest after the provincial magistrate decided to proceed with his trial without his lawyer. Mubhawu is facing contempt of court allegations after he allegedly chased his wife from their matrimonial home despite a court order issued against him at the civil court.
Mabhuwa’s lawyer, Concellia Maheya is said to be attending to other issues in Malawi and had asked Harare provincial magistrate, Vakai Douglas Chikwekwe to postpone the trial. However, Chikwekwe asked the former MP to take to the witness stand of which he refused citing that he has the right to legal representation.
Chikwekwe then asked the court to adjourn for 10 minutes in order for Mubhawu to find a lawyer for the trial to go ahead, but instead of looking for a lawyer he left the court. Magistrate Chikwekwe then issued a warrant for Mubhawu’s arrest.