A Bulawayo magistrate has issued a warrant for the arrest of dethroned Ntabazinduna chief Felix Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni for allegedly breaching his bail conditions.
This comes just days after Ndiweni stood outside 10 Downing Street in London (the official residence and executive office of the UK Prime Minister) to petition the British government to push President Emmerson Mnangagwa to grant the right to vote for Zimbabweans in the diaspora.
Bulawayo magistrate Maxwell Ncube signed the arrest warrant on Thursday at the request of Canisious Chesango, the officer in charge of Mbembesi Police Station.
Chesango told the court that Ndiweni (58), was released on bail by the High Court in August pending an appeal against a two-year prison sentence for malicious damage to property.
As part of the bail conditions, he was ordered to report once every week at Ntabazinduna Police Station and also to reside at his Ntabazinduna home.
In his application for a warrant, Chesango said Ndiweni had defaulted.
Ndiweni, a Government critic even before he was dethroned, was jailed for allegedly destroying property worth US$30.
He allegedly led 23 villagers to destroy a kraal and hedge of a family he had banished from his area.
His lawyer Welshman Ncube secured his release on bail pending appeal against the sentence.