Gareth Fury director of Fisher Motor Engineering Company appeared before provincial senior magistrate, John Masimba on charges of contravening the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.
According to the state outline, on September 08 this year, Fury asked Nkululeko Tshuma a director at the same company “to surrender the car and office keys before telling him that he was no longer wanted at the company”.
Then the two started exchanging harsh words with Tshuma also telling Fury that “his coming to the company was not done according to the “Indigenisation Act”.
Fury is quoted to have saying to Tshuma: “If you need the car you should go and get one from your President Mugabe and his indigenisation. To hell with him and his indigenisation.
“He will make the indigenisation work in his house but not in this company. Go and tell him to give you his car and then bring back my company car”.
Tshuma made a report to the police, leading to Fury’s arrest this week. He was granted USUS$100 bail and his case was remanded to 15 October.
This comes three weeks after a 23 year old Chipinge man was sentenced to a year behind bars with hard labour, for ‘insulting’ Robert Mugabe.
Chipinge provincial magistrate Samuel Zuze handed down the stiff sentence to Gift Mafuka, who was accused of make an “insulting” remark to two children wearing pro-Mugabe T-shirts. Mafuka apparently asked the boys why they were wearing T-shirts, picturing an old person with wrinkles.