The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has dismissed as false claims that former Harare mayor and Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) executive member, Herbert Gomba was abducted.
Social media reports on Saturday alleged that Gomba was taken away from his home by a group of men claiming to be from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
The unknown men who allegedly abducted Gomba were reportedly using three plateless white Isuzu vehicles.
However, the ZRP refuted the claims, saying Gomba is facing charges of perjury and violation of the Electoral Act. Police posted on Twitter:
Gomba surrendered himself to the police in the company of his lawyer Harrison Nkomo and is in custody.
From our investigations, there is no credible evidence of him having been abducted.
He will appear in court on 16/03/22 for Perjury & contravening section 37(2)(e) of the Electoral Act Ch 2:13.
The former mayor is the Citizens Coalition for Change council candidate for Glen Norah in the 26 March by-elections.
Gomba, and three City of Harare council officials are facing corruption charges and were expected in court on 14 March for trial.
Gomba, suspended town clerk Hosea Chisango, finance director Stanley Ndemera and Charles Kandemiri, face criminal abuse of office charges for allegedly illegally selling a Golf Course in Mt Pleasant.