Hlongwane questions arrest 

Source: Hlongwane questions arrest – DailyNews Live

tendai kamhungira      30 December 2017

HARARE – Former Sport, Arts and Recreation minister and MP for Mberengwa
East Makhosini Hlongwane has questioned his arrest, following claims that
he was found with 10 – 50kg bags of beans.

According to his lawyer Nqobani Sithole, no charges were preferred against
his client, who was picked up by police at his farm on the outskirts of
Zvishavane town on Thursday, before being later released.

He told the Daily News yesterday that his client’s arrest was a calculated
move to abuse him, adding that they are writing to the police in
Zvishavane to release the confiscated beans.

“There were no charges that were preferred against my client. When the
police got to his place, they were looking for rice and maize but they
couldn’t find either. They instead found beans, which they took. There are
invoices which we showed the police, which they have, showing the source
of the donation,” Sithole said.

He disputed claims that his client had been found with 10 tonnes of beans.

He also said that contrary to reports, his client gave a witness statement
and not a warned and cautioned statement.

Sithole said the arrest is decorated with malice, claiming his client was
picked up at around 8am before being released at 1pm, without any charges
having preferred against him.

“We are writing a letter to the investigating officer to release the
so-called confiscated property. We are concerned about how this thing is
being handled. It is clear that this man is being subjected to abuse,”
Sithole said.


  • comment-avatar

    This is actually sweet music to the generality of Zimboz. At least, simply becoz Hlongwane is simply tasting the deadly medicine he & his erstwhile zanu pf colleagues have been feeding the ordinary Zimboz for past 4 decades. No need for him to cry foul now. Actually pple don’t care whether he is guilty or not with regards to charges being conferred on him by his former colleagues – in fact they know for sure that he is a dangerous criminal who deserves nothing less than eternal imprisonment or simply death sentence.