The State has resuscitated charges against National Vendors’ Union president, Sten Zvorwadza. He has been summoned to appear in court on June 1 for trial for threatening to burn Rainbow Towers Hotel in protest over former Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko’s continued stay at the facility which he claimed burdened the taxpayers.
The State had dropped charges against him last year after witnesses failed to turn up and testify. However, Zvorwadza was served with summons last Thursday after the state notified the court that it had located its witnesses. Zvorwadza, who is represented by Marufu Mandevere appeared before Harare magistrate Francis Mapfumo on Monday charged with threats to commit malicious damage to property.