The leader of Ideal Zimbabwe, Tinashe Jonasi (42) has been dragged to court on allegations of undermining the authority of the president after he accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of having an affair with Monica Mutsvangwa.
Jonasi allegedly said this during an interview aired on DSTV on the Afro Worldview TV station which based in South Africa.
He appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa and was not asked to plead.
According to the State led by Moses Mapanga, Jonasi accused Mnangagwa of bedding and having a child with Monica wife, to Christopher Mutsvangwa.
The controversial leader also accused Mnangagwa of rigging elections.
Allegations are that on a date unknown to the State Jonas was invited for an interview.
During the said interview he allegedly insulted Mnangagwa insinuating that the leader had massacred thousands of people.
“Ok the issue of Mnangagwa has killed thirty thousand people why would people defend that maybe he could not kill maybe one or two people. it’s on record this Mnangagwa can open a police case and then i can face him in court and prove to him that he is a killer. If he can sleep with, i mean if he can cheat his advisor Christopher Mutsvangwa. Mnangagwa can have a child with his advisor’s wife. That Monica Mutsvangwa is in a five star hotel. Mnangagwa is bankrolling his girlfriend who is the wife of his advisor,” the state alleges.
Jonasi went on to attack political activist Acie Lumumba of abusing state funds.
“I would like to warn Acie Lumumba as a young Zimbabwean who has had access to steal our money.
“Lumumba I’m warning you that you should behave and eat that money you stole for now,” he said.
He also allegedly gave Mnangagwa an ultimatum to step down from office.
The controversial leader went on to call out Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, calling him a “bleaching moron” and gave him the same ultimatum to resign followed with a threat of regret if they fail to meet his demands.
He is being represented by Ntokozo Dube Tachiona, a lawyer with the ZLHR, and through his application they are challenging his placement from remand because the State does not have a consent letter from the Prosecutor General to prosecute.
His counsel also challenged placement on remand saying he had been detained for over 48 hours and the court is yet to make a ruling.