A State witness against former President Robert Mugabe’s son in-in-law, Simbarashe Chikore, on charges of unlawful detention, has written to the prosecutors declining to testify against the later.
Philipa Philips who is a lawyer said that she has a professional relationship with Chikore and therefore cannot testify against him, as this would be a breach of legal ethics.
We have a lawyer client-relationship so I can’t testify against him.
Philips’s refusal to testify has resulted in the case being postponed to March 8 for trial continuation.
The presiding magistrate Victoria Mashamba warned the State that the case could crumble if it fails to bring another witness next time. Said Mashamba:
The state should put its house in order. If a witness who is lined up to testify fails to come, he/she will be issued with an arrest warrant.
All witnesses should be subpoenaed on time because this has to be finalised.
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Robert Mugabe was a politician and the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from... Read More About Robert Mugabe