The matter of suspended chief magistrate Mishord Guvamombe who is facing charges of criminal abuse of office has been further postponed awaiting the High Court’s determination of his application for review.
Guvamombe is challenging the ruling by Regional magistrate Collet Ncube that he be tried before a magistrate.
Harare magistrate Bianca Makwande postponed the matter to May 26 after the State led by Zivanai Macharaga and the defense led by Jonathan Samukange consented to the deferment pending the High Court’s ruling.
Guvamombe argues 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.
He stands 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.