There was drama on Monday at Chipadze shopping center where the town’s deputy mayor reportedly slapped the mayor in front of onlookers and colleagues accusing him of telling investigators that he grabbed stands, The Herald reports.
The matter came to light in court where the Bindura Deputy Mayor Nobert Dokotera was facing assault charges after he was arrested for assaulting Bindura Mayor Carlos Tokyo.
According to the publication:
On Monday, Clr Tokyo arrived at Chipadze shopping centre at around 1pm and started greeting fellow party members. Dokotera jumped out of a vehicle parked nearby and allegedly slapped Cllr Tokyo on the face, head and shoulders, accusing the Mayor of telling the investigating team that he grabbed some residential stands.
The court heard that Dokotera was restrained by Jacob Gweture and Jonah Kapasi.
The investigating team that is investigating the stands that lead to the fight is being led by Mr. Morgan Hungwe and they reportedly started their work on October 11 and they are expected to conclude today.
They are reportedly auditing the land management in Bindura by council managers and councilors from 2016 to this year.
In 2018 a similar incident occurred at the same municipality when former Bindura mayor Mr Innocent Zvigumbu and the council’s finance director Mr. Lovemore Warurama reportedly fought after failing to agree on the contents of a 2016 special audit report.
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