Guvamombe applies for stay of proceedings

Suspended chief magistrate Mishord Guvamombe who is facing charges of criminal abuse of office has made an urgent chamber application for temporary stay of proceedings at the Magistrates court pending an application for review.

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Suspended Chief Magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe has argued before a Regional magistrate that there is no magistrate in the country, serving or retired or from SADC who can try him in the matter in which he stands accused of corruption because of the position he held in the judicial service.
Suspended Chief Magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe has argued before a Regional magistrate that there is no magistrate in the country, serving or retired or from SADC who can try him in the matter in which he stands accused of corruption because of the position he held in the judicial service.

Suspended chief magistrate Mishord Guvamombe who is facing charges of criminal abuse of office has made an urgent chamber application for temporary stay of proceedings at the Magistrates court pending an application for review.

The suspended magistrate wants the High court to review a ruling by Regional magistrate Collet Ncube to try him at the magistrate’s court.

The matter was postponed to April 25 pending the High court’s ruling.

Guvamombe wants to be tried at the higher court which seems a little relaxed than the Magistrate’s court for fear of being tried by his subordinates who used to answer to him.

Guvamombe is accused of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly offered internship to former Zanu PF Ministers, Supa Mandiwanzira and Saviour Kasukuwere, who are both studying law at the University of Zimbabwe and are also being tried for different offences within the same courts. He also stands accused of interfering with his subordinates in handling their cases.