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Former Harare Mayor, Herbert Gomba, Arrested For Perjury

Former Harare Mayor, Herbert Gomba, Arrested For Perjury

Former Harare mayor and Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) member Herbert Gomba was arrested on Monday on accusations of perjury and contravening electoral laws.

On Saturday CCC said Gomba (45) was missing after becoming unreachable on his phone just hours after police went to his house looking for him.

Gomba handed himself to the police on Monday in the company of his lawyers and was promptly arrested.

According to ZimLive, police had planned to charge Gomba with arson over a 2020 incident in which a car belonging to Gilbert Mbwende was set on fire outside his home in Belvedere.

Mbwende is the MDC-T’s Highfield East candidate for the 26 March by-elections.

After Mbwende had indicated that he wanted to withdraw the charges, Gomba went into hiding waiting for the charges to be withdrawn.

Mbwende withdrew his complaint on Sunday, and the following day, Gomba went to Harare Central Police Station with his lawyer Harrison Nkomo confident the charges had fallen away.

However, police arrested Gomba, accusing him of violating the Electoral Act on issues related to voter registration.

Police accuse Gomba of registering as a voter using a Glen Norah address where he does not live.

Gomba is also accused of registering a further 12 voters using his parents’ address and yet some of the people do not reside at the address.

The complainant is Jephson Matewe, the ZANU PF candidate for the Ward 27 by-election who has lost to Gomba three times in a row.

In the 2018 elections, Gombo garnered 7 676 votes to Matewe’s 1 918.

CCC says the charges are meant to block Gomba from contesting for the council seat in the 26 March by-elections.

More: ZimLive

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17 Comments

Huni 3 months ago

Pasi nevadzvanyiriri


Mpintshi mpontshi 3 months ago

Russia strategy! Someone has been watching too much TV. Bomb them and accuse them of bombing themselves. Fletcher Dulini Ncube and others suffered for Cain Nkala 20 years ago. Now its clear who the perpetrators were. Same strategy 20 years later


mutadza 3 months ago

patova ne fulltime police force yaGomba tazviona


0777576423 3 months ago

Ccc against police
Zrp against people.

Zro has become the no1 instrument agaist CCC
#ZrpMustServe


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

THE GOOD/BAD THING WITH ME IS THAT I AM NOW PURELY CCC, BUT I EXPLAIN LEGAL ISSUES AS I UNDERSTAND THEM WITHOUT FAVOUR BECAUSE MY AIM IS TO MAKE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE LAW.

THE LAW REQUIRES THAT WHEN ONE SHIFTS TO A PLACE OUTSIDE YOUR CONSTITUENCY OR WARD, YOU NOTIFY ZEC SO THAT YOU CAN BE TRANSFERED TO THAT PARTICULAR CONSTITUENCY OR WARD. IF ONE DOES NOT NOTIFY ZEC AND GOES BACK TO VOTE IN THE CONSTITUENCY/ WARD HE TRANSFERED FROM, HE MAY BE CHARGED BY ZEC BECAUSE THAT IS FRAUD. WITH YOUR ONE VOTE YOU HAVE GIVEN THOSE PEOPLE AN ADVANTAGE EVEN IF THEY GO ON TO LOSE. THAT IS THE LAW AS FAR AS I DO UNDERSTAND IT. [ THEY SAY THE LAW IS AN ASS ].

THE LAW IS VERY CLEAR THERE. IF ONE REGISTERS TO VOTE WHILE RESIDING IN CHITUNGWIZA, IF HE TRANSERES TO MABVUKU, HE SHOULD NOTIFY ZEC ACCORDINGLY SO THAT HIS NAME IS TRANSFERED TO HIS NEW CONSTITUENCY OF MABVUKU.

THE TWELVE WHO REGISTERED INDICATING THAT THEY STAYED AT GOMBA'S FATHER'S HOUSE COMMITTED THE CRIME OF FRAUD IF THEY WERE NOT STAYING AT GOMBA'S FATHER'S HOUSE AND NOT IN THE SAME WARD. I DO UNDERSTAND THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE COMMITTING THIS OFFENCE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY IN BIG CITIES.

ON THIS CASE I EXPLAINED THAT POLICE MUST HELP PROSECUTION BY EXHIBITING THAT GOMBA ENGINEERED THE MOVE OR HE ENCOURAGED IT.

YOUR BUSH LAWYER EXPLAINS LEGAL ISSUES WITHIN THE PARAMETRES OF THE LAW. BUT PLEASE UNDERSTAND ME WELL. I AM NOW A CCC SUPPORTER THROUGH AND THROUGH BECAUSE I WANT REAL CHANGE.

[ DO NOT VOTE ZANU PF. DO NOT VOTE MWONZORA. VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Thanks 3 months ago

Ko kana waka Registrar kuvhota uchigara ku chitungizwa hau hatenderwi her kundogara kumabvuku? As long as uchingondovhotera pawaka Registrarira chete. Haisi mhosva iyo

Pa 12 Vakaregister vachigara pamba pa baba vake havachatenderwi kubvapo here nekuti kunoda kuvhotwa?. Haisi mhosva iyo
Ko izvi ndezvarini zvomutsidzirwa nhasi uno?

Muchirikunzwa marwadzo nemakundiro amakaitwa pama last elections. Musadaro
Hamufe makaiwhina nzvimbo iyoyo.ndeye CCC chate, MUCHASURA CHETE


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Muchama 3 months ago

Hapana chinozikanwa kani nyika inavene iyi


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

IF YOU ARE STILL ALIVE TO MY COMMENT WHICH I MADE WHEN A CCC PROSPECTIVE COUNCILLOR WAS ARRESTED AT GAZALAND AFTER A MISUNDERSTANDING WITH ZANU PF HOOLIGANS. I SAID ZANU PF MAY HAVE DECIDED TO PROVOKE CCC CANDIDATES SO THAT THEY ELIMINATE THEM THROUGH COURT PROCESSES.

I AM GLAD THAT CCC LEADERSHIP HAS SEEN THE SAME.

FIRSTLY, GOMBA IS BEING CHARGED WITH PERJURY WHEN HE REGISTERED EMPLYING THAT HE STAYS WITH HIS PARENTS AT A GLEN NORAH PROPERTY YET HE STAYS ELSEWHERE. THERE IS NO LAW WHICH STOPS ANYONE FROM STAYING AT MORE THAN ONE PLACE.

IF POLICE WERE GENUINE, THEY SHOULD HAVE STARTED INVESTIGATIONS INTO MBWENDE'S CASE WHO IS MDC T CANDIDATE FOR HIGHFIELD EAST YET HE STAYS IN BELVEDERE.

ON THE 12 PEOPLE WHO REGISTERED AT ZEC INDICATING THAT THEY STAY AT HIS PARENTS HOUSE, POLICE MUST HAVE EVIDENCE THAT GOMBA KNEW ABOUT IT OR IS THE ONE WHO INSTIGATED IT THE SCHEME.

LOOKING AT THE EVIDENCE OF THESE TWO CASES I WANT TO CONCLUDE THAT THEY ARE AT 50% ACQUITTAL.

GOMBA'S CASES MAY BE PROSECUTED IN DOUBLE QUICK TIME SO THAT IF HE IS FOUND GUILTY HE LOSES OUT HIS CCC CANDIDATURE.

I SAID IT BEFORE AND I AM REPEATING IT AGAIN. CCC CANDIDATES MUST WITHDRAW THEIR PRESENCE IN PUBLIC PLACES UNLESS IT IS NECESSARY.

[ DO NOT VOTE ZANU PF. DO NOT VOTE MWONZORA. VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Undertaker 3 months ago

Don't believe everything you read, all they say is weird. I suggest CCC replace Gomba quickly as he is severely attacked by the vipers... Time is ticking, ding dong!

ZANU pf rest in peace.


inini 3 months ago

politics is a dirty game


major Seer1 3 months ago

Saka Pindula ....why did you say he had been kidnapped in your previous article...... you need to apologize to the public for misinformation

ini politics dzemuno andichatevedzeri ndingafa be stress ne BP....pedzanayi ikoko ...hanty murikutsvaka basa...even ED ahasikufa kudzingwa basa vana vake vangafa nenzara akawo Chamisa akana chakainako kungopinda kanotombotanga nekuba

pedzanai ikoko anenge asara ozouya togadzira NYIKA🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


Nkust 3 months ago

Iwe pindula usaisa zvima star star pa comment yangu kuti **** hakunyadzisire


JC Form IV 3 months ago

Hahahahaha, Nkust you are talking to a computer my friend

Nkust 3 months ago

Yaa vanhu ve politics I no longer trust you neither sympathize with them otherwise to the extreme will not even bother kuti ahwinha ndiani for any political vacancy afa afa **** dzevanhu have no confidence nechi game chenyu whether ccc or zanupf arohwa arohwa kunyepa manhingi


Chich 3 months ago

Idama iroro

3 months ago



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