Former ZIFA CEO, Henrietta Rushwaya and her two alleged accomplices, have filed an application to have the case against them dismissed after the State concluded its case. Rushwaya is being jointly charged with Edzai Kasinauyo and Warriors former coach Nation Dube for organising the “Limpopogate ” match-fixing scandal.
Harrison Nkomo, lawyer for the defence attacked the state’s witness Leeroy Kundishora Waguta saying:
Waguta had every reason to lie. He participated in various match-fixing cases across the Limpopo. To that end, he has shown his capability to do anything for money.
He was promised an incentive by characters from ZIFA for testifying. In fact, these people from ZIFA took centre stage in investigating this matter.
Waguta said he was called by State personnel to come to Zimbabwe or face arrest; he had an incentive to lie.
The only attempt to link the accused to the offence was by Waguta. State must establish that Kasinauyo was the giver or offerer or he agreed to offer in accordance with Section 170 (i)(b) of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act.
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