Geneva, 1st October 2004
1.13.3.Arrest in connection with the presidential election (March 2002)
In the context of the presidential election campaign, Mr. Madzore was leading a convoy of 17 vehicles in his constituency. At around 11 a.m., William Tsakatsa, one of the youths who had camped on the community hall ground, stoned his vehicle and the MDC gave chase to him but failed to apprehend him. He, however, went to the police and told them that he had been beaten up. Mr. Madzore was arrested and later acquitted in court.
The police memorandum of 8 March 2004 gives another version of the event or refers to a different event altogether: according to the memorandum, on 14 April 2002, Mr. Madzore met William Tsakatsa: He accused him of supporting ZANU-PF and started to assault him and stabbed him on the hand with a sharp object. Mr. Madzore was acquitted in court on 11 May 2003.
Charge:Assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm
Station and Ref.:Glen View CR 396/04/02
On 14 April 2002, and at about 11:55 hours, along Patrenda Way in Glen View 3, the MP met complainant William Tsakatsa whom he started to accuse of supporting ZANU-PF. The accused started to assault complainant with fists and stabbed him on the hand with a sharp object. Complainant sustained serious injuries. Accused was arrested and charged.
MP was acquitted at court on 11 May 2003.
1.13.4.Case involving Justine Mimana (September 2002)
Mr. Madzore reported that he had gone to a funeral. While he was there, Justine Mimana opened his car and took his cell phone. An MDC youth observed this, apprehended him and took him to police. On reporting, Mimana said that he had been beaten up and later, after police and war veterans had taken him aside, claimed that he had been kidnapped. Mr. Madzore was arrested and later released on bail.
According to the police memorandum of 8 March 2004, Mr. Madzore had a misunderstanding with Justine Mimana and threatened him to shoot him. Mr. Madzore paid an admission of guilt fine of $ 200,000.- at Glen View police station the same day.
Charge:C/S 7(B) of the miscellaneous Offences Act, “Conduct likely to provoke the breach of peace”.
Station and Ref.:Machipisa CR 314/09/02
On 24 September 2002, the accused had a misunderstanding with complainant Justine Fambidzai Mimana. The accused threatened to shoot the complainant.
Accused paid an admission of guilt fine of $ 200.00 at Glen View police station on 24 September 2002 - Z69(J) 503761J refers.
1.13.5.Attack on a relative
As regards an alleged attack on a relative of Mr. Madzore on 22 March 2003, the police, in its memorandum of April 2004, stated that there was no record of the matter at Marimba police station and that it was difficult to trace the case as the name of the relative was not given.
No records have been established in this case. Further details would assist.