IN what could possibly be a tip of the iceberg, Residents Coalition
for Change (CCC) candidate within the upcoming March 26 by-elections, Herbert
Gomba, has been arrested for fraudulently facilitating registration of individuals
utilizing his dad and mom’ deal with in contravention of the Electoral Act.

Aside from registering 19 individuals at his dad and mom’ residence in
the high-density suburb of Glen Norah, the previous Harare mayor, who’s dogged
by corruption allegations, can also be accused of registering as a voter utilizing an
deal with the place he doesn’t reside.

Along with the costs of contravening Part 37 of
the Electoral Act, Mr Gomba additionally faces perjury costs for breaching Part
183 (1) of the Felony Legislation (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23.

In an interview, police spokesperson, Assistant
Commissioner Paul Nyathi, mentioned Gomba, whose celebration had initially claimed that he
had been kidnapped, handed himself over to the police and stands charged on the
two counts.

“Mr Gomba was arrested by officers at Harare Central police
when he surrendered himself within the firm of his lawyer. He’s going through perjury
costs and contravening the Electoral Act,” Asst Comm Nyathi mentioned.

His lawyer, Mr Harrison Nkomo, confirmed that his consumer
will probably be showing in court docket as we speak however didn’t give particulars.

The CCC has a penchant for claiming abductions at any time when
there may be an impending worldwide occasion, and on this case, it claimed that
Gomba had been kidnapped final Saturday as President Mnangagwa was set to market
the nation on the Dubai Expo.

Nonetheless, just like the proverbial deck of playing cards — the opposition
celebration’s wobbly claims fell aside when the previous mayor resurfaced unscathed on

The spin from the Nelson Chamisa-led outfit was that he was
discovered within the custody of his household, however no element was given on his whereabouts
in the course of the weekend when the celebration claimed that he was lacking.

On Saturday, CCC interim spokesperson, Advocate Fadzayi
Mahere, the celebration’s interim deputy chair Mr Job Sikhala and political activist
Mr Hopewell Chin’ono posted on their Twitter handles claims that the previous
mayor had been kidnapped.

“#ALERT former Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba has gone lacking.
Unknown males stormed his residence in Glen Norah C at round 14.30hrs. They used
three unregistered white Isuzu automobiles. His whereabouts are unknown,” Adv
Mahere tweeted.

Presently, three CCC activists; particularly Joana Mamombe,
Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marowa are going through costs of faking abduction. Herald

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