Mangoma in court for attack on lover’s husband

MDC Renewal Team treasurer Elton Mangoma is Tuesday set to appear before a Harare magistrate to answer assault allegations brought by a party youth who also claims the embattled politician was bedding his 20 year old wife.

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Believe Tevera and his wife

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Believe Tevera, a youth leader in the MDC breakaway group, has also filed an application for a peace order against the former energy minister claiming he continues to harass him for exposing the love scandal.

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The hearing for the latter case has been set down for June 9.

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But before that, Mangoma first has to clear his name on the initial charges of assault.

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Tevera claims he was bashed by the politician when he visited the party premises in Harare’s Eastlea low density suburb early last week to lodge a formal complaint within the party.

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He was in the company of close friend Pride Mkono who also claims assault by a group of party youths infuriated by his decision to expose the embarrassing scandal through the media.

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As if the assault was not enough, Tevera claims, Mangoma has hired thugs to hunt down and punish him for causing him embarrassment.

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Said Tevera in an affidavit: “Respondent is being cruel and egoistical to the extent that after having an extra marital affair with my wife, he goes on to use his financial muscle to deploy violence against me for simply wanting him to realize that his conduct was ruining my
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“So remorseless has been the Respondent that I have received a number of threats from anonymous persons acting on his behalf, he has further deployed thugs to harass me at my residential place to the extent that on the night of 26 May 2015 I slept at Glen View Police Station.”

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Tevera claims harassment by a group of men who were driving a white twin cab and a grey Toyota Ipsum. He later reported the case under police RRB 1199535.

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“I wish to state that ever since the date of the assault the Respondent has been calling with anonymous numbers threatening me with unspecified action to the extent that I now live in fear for my life,” he said.

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The Midlands State University graduate said he could not bear the threats anymore hence approaching the courts for protection.

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“As a result of the conduct of the respondent I have no option but to approach this honourable court seeking a peace order on the basis of the issues aforementioned,” he said.

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Mangoma has denied bedding Tevera’s wife, one Yemurai Maravanyika.

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He also denies assaulting his party junior while the alleged scandal was part of a plot by potential competitors for the party’s leadership post.