New charges for Maguwu

Police sources said Maguwu, out on stringent bail conditions, would be arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, a Mercedes Benz.

Maguwu went to Mutare Central Police Station yesterday morning accompanied by lawyer, Tinoziva Bere. Police sources said Maguwu was interrogated by officers from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) .

The sources said his lawyer was not allowed into the interrogation room.

“Maguwu is here at the police station and indications are that he will be arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle,” said a senior police officer, based at the police provincial headquarters at Murahwa Building in Mutare.

Maguwu was arrested and detained for five weeks on charges he passed false information prejudicial to the State after he allegedly passed a document to Kimberley Process (KP) monitor, Abbey Chikane, detailing rights abuses by security forces at Chiadzwa.

He, denies the charges.

His arrest has delayed a decision by KP, the body which oversees the trade in “blood diamonds” on whether to allow Zimbabwe to resume sales.