Farai Dziva| Masvingo Magistrate Ndlovu has remanded MACRAD Trust Director, Ephraim Mtombeni in custody to July 13 2020.
Yesterday, the state opposed bail on the grounds that Mtombeni does not have a family or a house.
Mtombeni is accused of “undermining the authority of the President.”
According to court documents, Mtombeni allegedly addressed commuters gathered at a bus rank in the city of Masvingo on Friday evening and told them that they were suffering because President Mnangagwa and his sons were looting Zimbabwe’s resources.
Mtombeni insists he has never said that.
“Muri muqueue imomo nokutamba nhamo nenyaya yaMnangagwa nevana vake vari kuba (You are standing in that long queue and suffering because of Mnangagwa and his children who are stealing),” reads part of the charge sheet.