MASVINGO - Five people from Mashava last week appeared at the Masvingo Provincial Magistrates Court accused of thrice obstructing messengers of court who were executing their duties in December 2014.
Aron Tavonga Muvengwa (30), Edmond Chikukwa (35), Alex Mugova (35), Notwell Ruzengwe (58), Ezra Ruvai Chadzamira (41) and Tawanda Dube (40) were accused of obstructing Silvester Beji Ndebele and Joat Sibindi when they were doing their work.
Magistrate Mudzongachiso postponed the case to September 1, 2016
It is the State case that, on the December, 17 2014, Ndebele and Sibindi went to Mashava to execute an eviction order in respect of a civil court case number 1434/14 at house number 26 Westonlee, Mashava.
After noticing the developments, Muvengwa allegedly went to the scene and ordered the two messengers of court to stop the execution but they ignored him.
Muvengwa then became aggressive and started off-loading the already loaded truck and the eviction stopped.
On the December 19, 2014, the same team returned to Mashava to evict a Eunice Chitumba and as they were busy, Muvengwa, who was travelling in Chadzamira's vehicle, demanded the evictions to stop and ordered the messengers of court to give him the keys they used to unlock the door.
Muvengwa allegedly went on to take the keys from one of the vehicles and handed them to Chitumba.
On December 23 of the same year, a different messenger of court was evicting one Ngwenyama in Mashava, when the accused allegedly parked a vehicle in such a way as to block the messenger of court's truck in which some property had been loaded and demanded that the property be off-loaded.
The messenger of court sensed danger and left the mission before going to report to the matter to the police.
Murambiza James appeared for the State.news