A Kwekwe trio arrested on Friday for allegedly refusing to pave way for President Emerson Mnangagwa’s motorcade and resisting arrest, appeared before Kwekwe magistrate Samukeisiwe Gumbo and were granted ZWL $2 000 bail each this Saturday.
Tadzoka Nago (42), Stanely Zibako (37) and Honest Diura (47) are facing charges of contravention the road traffic act and assaulting a police officer.
They will be back in court on December 9.
The state led by Kudakwashe Mazoredze has it that on 20 November, President Mnangagwa’s motorcade was coming form Gweru where he officiated at Midlands State University grsduation ceremony heading to his Sherwood farm just outside Kwekwe.
The three accused were parked at OK Supermarket main entrance and were eapproched by a police officer, Clemence Mande who ordered them to drive their vehicle, an unregistered Honda CRV off the road to pave way for the presidential motorcade.
The three however responded telling the officer that ‘nesuwo tiri mashefu’ loosely translated to we are also dignitaries.
When Mande tried to effect arrest on the trio, the allegedly sped off towards ED Mnangagwa Way, were the presidential motorcade was supposed to pass through.
They headed towards Senderai roundaoubout and towards Industrial Road leaving some escort motorbikes buffled.
Two of the presidential motorbikes then gave chase and the trio sped through a red robot as they tried to flea.
They were however intercepted and apprehended along Industrial Road leading to their appearance in court on Sartuday.
Charles Chigomere of Mutatu and Partners Legal Parctintioners represented the trio.