A business tycoon, Frank Buyanga, has castigated the First Family following the alleged abduction of his lawyer by suspected government agents.
Buyanga is embroiled in a legal battle with his ex-girlfriend, Chantelle Muteswa, over the custody of their five-year-old son.
Buyanga’s company, African Medallion Group (AMG), which is headquartered in Mauritius, issued a statement on Saturday. Below is the full text of the statement:
AFRICAN MEDALLION GROUP LTD
9th Floor Maeva Tower, Car Silicon Ave & Bank St.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Friday 22 November 2019
RE: STATE INTERFERENCE IN JUDICIARY
African Medallion Group has been informed of allegations pointing to agents of members of the first family in Zimbabwe that have attempted to interfere in the Judicial process in regards to the personal custody matters of our founding member Mr Frank Buyanga Sadia for their own personal and/or political motives.
Additionally, one of the female legal representatives of the African Medallion Group assisting Mr Frank Buyanga Sadiq with his personal custody matter in Zimbabwe was recently abducted.
The matter was reported to Highlands Police Station, and until now no meaningful investigations have been made. It is our view that this abduction may have been caused by the same elements trying to interfere with the Judicial process.
These tactics to attack our Founder by using his innocent 5-year-old child and the mother to further their cause are in our view nothing less than cheap and inhumane.
In light of what has transpired and is alleged, African Medallion Group is issuing a stem warning that should anything happen to our Founder Mr Buyanga Sadiqi, we will hold members of the first family and all their agents fully accountable and responsible.
If these shenanigans continue, African Medallion Group will release evidence whereby these agents have been instructed to create false information regarding our Founder to interfere with his credibility as well as the custody matter.
Such evidence will reveal the shenanigans that these agents and the first family is involved in to further their political influences.
This mischievous conduct and attempted interference by the State with the Judiciary is one of a dictatorship and not democracy and undermines the Constitution as enshrined by the people of Zimbabwe.
In light of these events, it is our stern view that this mischievous conduct of these agents and the first family should immediately be ceased.
We remind these Executives that the Constitution provides clearly that the Judiciary is independent, and impartiality of the Judiciary is central to the law of Zimbabwe and Democratic Governance and that neither the State nor any institution or agency of the Government at any level may interfere with the functioning of the courts.
We believe that despite the alleged attempts of the first family and these agents to interfere with the Judicial process of Mr Buyanga Sadiq’s personal custody matter, that the Judiciary has remained independent and we commend them for this.
African Medallion Group Members