Bikita MDC MP Acquitted

Vharendini was arrested and detained in October last year after Zanu (PF) youths from Mazungunye area who disrupted a Parents Day meeting at Mazungunye High School where the MP was supposed to be the guest of honour made a police report that he had given them death threats.

Since last year, Makuku was being summoned to the courts over the case.

However, magistrate Vhitoriti said Makuku had no case to answer since the state failed to provide enough evidence to show that the MP committed the offence.

In delivering his judgment, the magistrate said the report by Zanu (PF) youths were falsehoods fuelled by political differences. He said it was clear that one MP cannot suddenly start to insult a group of party youths from a different political party.

“The circumstances brought before me shows that either the youths had provoked the MP or they are just making false report fuelled by differences in their political affiliations,” said Vhitorini.

The defence council was led by Martin Mureri of Matutu Kwirira and Associates.

Richard Nyamuhomba appeared for the state.