Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko could appear in court today (Wednesday) after his lawyer struck a deal with the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC).
Mphoko’s lawyer, Zibusiso Moyo denied reports that his client is on the run.
Speaking to the Voice of America’s Studio 7 on Tuesday, Ncube said that he had spoken to ZACC chairperson Loice Matanda-Moyo who agreed to stick by the original agreement.
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The original agreement was that Mphoko would meet ZACC officials at the Bulawayo Magistrate’s Court by appointment on Monday.
However, the deal fell apart after ZACC officials demanded that Mphoko should go to Bulawayo Central Police Station. Said Ncube:
She [Justice Matanda Moyo] was surprised that Mphoko was said to be on the run, that he was avoiding appearing in court.
She assured me that she never said Mphoko was on the run.
We have now agreed that Mphoko will appear in court in Bulawayo, tomorrow (Wednesday) or the day after and we should then get a date for our appearance before a court in Harare.
I don’t expect that the former vice president will be detained, based on my discussions with ZACC.
According to Ncube, Mphoko never ran away from ZACC but his aides simply drove him back to his Douglasdale home after the ZACC officials reneged on the original agreement.