Wicknell Chivayo’s lawyer, Advocate Thabani Mpofu has denied reports by the Daily News and said that his client was never arrested.
Said Advocate Mpofu:
Contrary to the Daily News report of the 11th of December 2017, Wicknell Chivayo was never arrested neither did I confirm any arrest to that publication. As you may be aware, the story was taken down from the Daily News website after its falsity became apparent. I thank the senior officials at ANZ (Associated Newspapers Zimbabwe) for their intervention in making sure that the disturbingly unfortunate and improper gospel carried by the screaming story was put to an immediate halt. The correct position is that Mr Chivayo is, and has at all material times, been enjoying his personal liberty, no basis ever having existed for him to have a brush with the law. Indeed all the media houses understood that inexorable and ineluctable fact, little wonder they did not run with the story.
Mpofu said Chivayo is a law abiding citizen who respects the laws of Zimbabwe.