MDC leader Nelson Chamisa’s lawyer Thabani Mpofu will sleep in custody again tonight as ZRP reportedly pressed more charges, New Zimbabwe reports.
Mpofu’s lawyer renowned lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa confirmed a 3rd charge has been levelled against Mpofu and said:
They added a third charge that he connived with another lawyer to take a client from another firm, Samkange and Venturas legal practitioners and share the fees,” said Mtetwa. The new charge is not yet clear but he will appear tomorrow at 08:00hours.
The further detention of the Mpofu is in spite of the Law Society Of Zimbabwe’s statement which said it was concerned by the case in its entirety:
It is not clear why Advocate Mpofu has been singled out for arrest in a case where the charges allege connivance with other legal practitioners. It is equally not clear why a specialised unit dealing with corruption cases has been deployed to deal with this ordinary criminal case. It is also unclear why the police are only acting now more than a year after the alleged offence was committed.
As a result of the foregoing, the Law Society of Zimbabwe is anxious and concerned with the motive behind the arrest and detention. The Society recognises and stands by the principle that a lawyer must never be associated with the cause of his client
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