Harare Magistrate Josephine Sande has carried out an inspection in loco at former cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere’s house located at Number 4 Deny’s Close Glen Lorne Harare. Kasukuwere is facing charges of contravening the Immigration Act after “border jumping” when he fled the country last year. His brother, Dickson Mafios was sentenced to 11 months in prison for the same offence.
However, in his defence, Kasukuwere denied that he illegally left the country saying his case was exceptional as his life was in danger. His lawyer, Jonathan Samkange told the court that Kasukuwere was one of the criminals around Robert Mugabe who were being targeted by the military operation. Samukange argued that according to the Refugees Act, Kasukuwere noticed his life was in danger due to the events that took place on November 15 and he fled as a refuge. The inspection was carried out after the prosecutor challenged Kasukuwere to prove that he had been attacked at his home. 113 rounds for AK-47 automatic assault rifles were discovered. Magistrate Sande is expected to make her ruling later on today.
Former cabinet minister and G40 kingpin Professor Jonathan Moyo has previously stated that Kasukuwere’s house was attacked at 2 AM by 25 Special Air Service (SAS) snipers who were firing indiscriminately.
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Dickson Mafios is a Zimbabwean politician and member of the Zanu-PF party. He is the Zanu-PF Mashonaland Central provincial chairman. In November 2016, as chairman of his province, ahead of the party's congress in December, he led a controversial resolution proposing to stop the president... Read More About Dickson Mafios
Saviour Kasukuwere is a politician, businessman and farmer. He is the former Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and National Housing and former Zanu- PF national political commissar. He was expelled from Parliament as the (Mount Darwin South) legislator in November 2017 following the military... Read More About Saviour Kasukuwere