Magistrate In Trouble For Harbouring Criminal Hubby

Madondo, who is based at the Harare civil court, found herself in the dock at Chitungwiza court on Thursday to answer charges of attempting to defeat the course of justice.

Police detectives from Marondera CID raided Madondo’s family house in Chitungwiza’s Unit B suburb at 03.30am February 11 in search of Madondo’s husband Patrick Madondo, her brother Peter Ururu and one Dennis Nyakudya.

The gang is suspected to have committed armed robbery in Macheke February 9.

When they got to her family house seeking for the suspects, Madondo, who attended to the detectives, professed ignorance about their whereabouts saying she last saw them before Christmas last year.

The suspicious police detectives then summoned their dogs to search for the culprits in the house and they were found hiding under mattresses in some of the rooms.

“The conduct of the accused person to lie that the wanted persons were not in the house and also that she had last saw (sic) them in the month of December 2010 was meant to defeat or obstruct the course of justice during officers’ course of investigations,” read part of the police statement compiled by one Detective Seargent Ndhlovu.