The Harare magistrates court is today expected to consider how to move forward with the trial of former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Walter Mzembi.
Mzembi, who is said to be admitted at a hospital in South Africa, gravely ill from colon cancer, has failed to appear before the courts on health grounds.
Mzembi’s lawyer, Job Sikhala asked for prayers for his client who he said is very ill. Mzembi, who is facing abuse of office charges is, however, reportedly as fit as a fiddle after a video surfaced last week showing him to be in good condition.
In the video, Mzembi is seen in high spirits, laughing and talking to someone over the phone. A voice speaking in the background is heard warning that those saying Walter is dead will pay for it. Sikhala, however, said that the video was taken from 2010.