Chegutu West legislator Dexter Nduna was remanded in custody when he appeared before Chegutu magistrate Mr Felix Chauromwe yesterday for initial remand. Nduna is expected back in court today for bail hearing.
He is jointly charged with Munyaradzi Simango (30) and Takemore Maphosa (18) on public violence charges. Nduna is, however, facing the charge of discharging a firearm on his own. Skirmishes reportedly started after a misunderstanding between Nduna and his rival in the Chegutu West constituency primary elections. Voting was temporarily suspended before the parties reached an agreement to resume on Tuesday morning. Some people tried to stop the voting process resulting in the skirmishes. It is then that Nduna allegedly produced a 9mm pistol and fired five shots into the air.