After having told the court previously that he was issued with military uniform at the Zanu PF headquarters, Magorimbo told the Harare Magistrates’ Court last week that he was given the uniform by Fungai Previous Makoni, a member of the Zimbabwe National Army’s (ZNA) artillery department.
Harare magistrate Obedience Matare then ordered that Makoni be brought to court to answer to those allegations. Prosecutor Molly Murozvi told Matare that army officials at the ZNA headquarters confirmed that Makoni was indeed a member of the army and was based in Domboshava.
Murozvi also reported that the officials promised that they would facilitate Makoni’s appearance in court and also said that they would give her response on the matter. The feedback was however not forthcoming.
Magorimbo has since been acquitted of charges including robbery committed during the January protests.
These developments come when the army and police have in the aftermath of the protests claimed that rogue soldiers were responsible for the fatal shooting of protesters during the demonstrations. They also claimed that their uniforms were stolen and were used to commit offences by criminals.
They also claim that protestors broke into police armouries and stole weapons.
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