Gweru mayor Josiah Makombe (MDC Alliance), on Tuesday, reported MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora and secretary-general Paurina Mpariwa to the police for perjury.
Through his lawyer Nqobani Sithole, Makombe alleged Mwonzora and Mpariwa jointly lied under oath in a case before the Bulawayo High Court where the two leaders claimed they had not recalled him from office.
He claimed that Local Government minister July Moyo was in possession of a letter from Mwonzora and Mpariwa recalling him.
The matter was recorded at Bulawayo Central Police Station under case CR 27 /01/22.
Mwonzora’s spokesperson Lloyd Damba said the matter was still at the courts and they were also waiting for the judgement. Said Damba:
The matter is still at the courts whose judgment we are still waiting for. Those who reported did so within their rights but how can they claim that they lied when the minister did not act on the alleged letter which he possesses?
Makombe, MDC-T vice-president Thokozani Khupe and Chitungwiza mayor Lovemore Maiko (MDC Alliance) recently filed a joint urgent application at the Bulawayo High Court seeking an interdict to stop their impending recalls from Parliament and council for allegedly supporting Nelson Chamisa.