Obert Mpofu has come out to defend himself against allegations by Chief Ndiweni that he was behind his arrest and had influenced the complainant in their matter, Mr Fetti Mbele, to file criminal charges. Chief Ndiweni together with his 13 subjects are accused of destroying a villager’s property.
In his defence, Obert Mpofu said Chief Ndiweni was out of touch with reality since he has been out of Zimbabwe for too long. He further reiterates that Chief Ndiweni was in the habit of raising false allegations against Zanu PF and the government. Mpofu went on to describe him as a political for he had never met.
The first accused person (Chief Ndiweni) has been raising false allegations against Zanu-PF and the Government. His problem is that he has been out of the country for a long time hence he has lost touch with the goings on in the country…
I have never had any meeting with the first accused person. Other than that we are not related in any way except that he is a political foe who could issue statement after statement about me. He makes a lot of anti-Government and Zanu-PF statements and that is what I know.
Chief Ndiweni, however, claims against Obert Mpofu is out to fix him after he reported him to Mbembesi Police station for stealing his father’s cattle.
Chief Ndiweni told the court that the charges they were facing stemmed from Cde Mpofu’s efforts to fix him after he filed criminal charges against him alleging that he stole his late father, Chief Khayisa’s 200 head of cattle. He said he reported the theft at Mbembesi Police Station but Cde Mpofu, who was then Home Affairs and Culture Minister, allegedly facilitated the docket’s disappearance.
However, Cde Mpofu, through an affidavit dated July 6, 2018, which was brought to court by his lawyer Mr Byron Sengweni, declined to testify saying he knew nothing about the matter.
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Chief Ndiweni is a the traditional leader of the Ntabazinduna area in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. He is the youngest son of the late Chief Khayisa Ndiweni. He is outspoken about his opposition to the Zanu-PF government policies and actions. Ndiweni stayed in the UK for... Read More About Chief Ndiweni