Saturday, October 24, 2020

No decision yet on fate of Deputy Registrar accused of corruption

Lobatse High Court Registrar, Godfrey Nthomiwa, says that it was still premature to make any decision on the matter in which his deputy, Jacob Mazunzu, is in his country of origin of Zimbabwe where he accused by one Joy Sibongile Manyimo of having taken part in a corrupt sale of her property whilst he was still Registrar of the Harare High Court.

Nthomiwa said that a final decision will only be made after the case has been finalized in the Harare High Court where it is being heard.

Asked if it was right that Manzunzu was still keeping his job when there is a case pending against him in Zimbabwe, Nthomiwa answered that “the case is minor but like I have said we are closely monitoring it”.

Manzunzu, who has been released on US$200 bail, last appeared in the Harare High Court in October last year. That was after his co-accused in the corruption case had been acquitted of the same offence by the Harare High Court on 28 September last year.

In a twist of fate, another Lobatse High Court employee, Judge Onkemetse Tshosa, was sent on leave immediately after he was accused of drunken driving.

He was then only allowed to finish the cases he had started hearing, with the rest transferred to other judges.

Tshosa’s case is still before Southern Regional Magistrate Barnabas Nyamazabo.

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