Zimbabwe Warriors and SuperSport winger Kudakwashe Mahachi appeared at the Bulawayo Tredgold Magistrates courts this Tuesday charged with malicious damage to property.
Mahachi ‘s lawyer Nkosiyabo Sibanda confirmed the development but declined to give more details. Said Sibanda in an interview with Newzimbabwe.com:
Yes, Mahachi appeared in court today but the State failed to provide evidence for the charge which he is being accused of. He was told to come back after two weeks when the State said it would have the evidence.
Mahachi is accused of snatching and damaging his sister’s iPhone XR gadget last week as part of alleged efforts to destroy evidence in a case in which he is being accused of scalding his four-year-old son with boiling water.
Mahachi was allegedly in the company of his wife, Rose Mahachi, his friend Zibusiso Hadebe and an unidentified woman when the alleged incident happened in Bulawayo’s Mzilikazi suburb where his sister Meline stays with her husband.
Mahachi’s lawyers have dismissed the allegations as fabrication and malicious.
They argue that the accusations are designed to tarnish their client’s image as a successful international footballer with a desire to end his career.
The lawyers denied that Mahachi ever scalded his son with boiling water as alleged by his ex-wife.