Ruling on MP’s application deferred

Ruling on MP’s application deferred | The Herald April 8, 2016

THE ruling on the application for discharge by Zengeza East Member of Parliament Alex Leon Musundire (MDC-T) was yesterday postponed to April 11 because the presiding magistrate was not available.

The legislator made the application last month arguing the State had failed to prove a case against him.

Musundire (43) is facing charges of assaulting a 61-year-old man for unclear reasons.

He is out on $50 bail and in his defence denied the allegations claiming to have arrived at the scene of the incident around 6pm and had no idea of who perpetrated the said assault.

“Accused will state that he is being maliciously smeared since he is an MP on an MDC ticket and the issue is politically motivated to frustrate deliverance of his duties,” reads part of his defence outline.

He further stated that the incident occurred at a house where Amos Kafere had been ordered off by the Chitungwiza Magistrates’ Court, and he was clearly violating a lawful court order, courting the ire of the residents.

The prosecutor Ms Anesu Matorofa alleged that on February 14 last year at around 4pm, Musundire, in the company of 20 other people, went to Kafere’s house in Chitungwiza.

It is alleged that upon arrival, Musundire attacked Kafere using a golf club. The court heard that Musundire struck Kafere once on the neck and he fell to the ground.