Chief Magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe was arrested yesterday on alleged criminal abuse of office after he offered work-related attachment to former Cabinet ministers Saviour Kasukuwere and Supa Mandiwanzira at the Harare magistrates’ court where they are appearing for alleged corruption.
Guvamombe spent the night at Rhodesville Police Station pending his appearance in court today. Kasukuwere and Mandiwanzira are law students at the University of Zimbabwe, but have pending criminal charges before the Harare magistrates’ court.
Police spokesperson Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed Guvamombe was arrested over the decision to offer work-related attachment to Kasukuwere and Mandiwanzira at the Harare magistrates court. Guvamombe was yesterday suspended from work for three months pending an investigation into the alleged misconduct. His decision was said to have put the name of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and the magistracy into disrepute.