Thabani Mpofu To Sleep In Custody Again Tonight As ZRP Presses More Charges

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

More: New Zimbabwe 

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