CHIPINGE TIMES REPORTER
CHIPINGE –Robert Nyemudzo (42), who contested and won the Chipinge South constituency in the Zanu PF primary election, has appeared in court for illegally brewing illicit brews (Mukozodo).
On Monday, Magistrate Franklin Mkwananzi remanded him out of custody to April 24, 2023, for the continuation of trial.
He was arrested in 2020, and the matter is now before the courts.
He is in court after the Zanu PF politburo disqualified him from representing the party.
Sitting Member of Parliament (MP) Enock Porusungazi was announced as the primary election winner.
Nyemudzo of 708 Phase 2 Checheche Growth Point is charged of contravening the Harmful Liquids Act; Without excuse, incite, or anyway influence any other person to manufacture, supply, possess, store, drink and use any harmful liquid as defined in section 3(2)(3) of Harmful Liquids Act chapter 9;10.
Prosecutor Thulani Zondwayo told the court that Police officers confiscated 20 860 by 100ml of illicit beer, 2 380 by 200ml empty plastic bottle containers and six by 20-litre bottles of diluted ethanol on October 29, 2020, around 11 pm at Nyemudzo’s homestead.
The officers led by Honour Joseph Tevera were carrying out the operation; No to illicit alcohol products in Checheche.
The officers got information that illicit beer, known as mukozodo or musombodhiya was brewed at Nyemudzo’s homestead.
They went to the homestead and found 15 people mixing and diluting ethanol blend with water and packing it into 200ml plastic bottle containers.
The brewers told the officers that they work for Nyemudzo, who was absent. The officers confiscated the brews and apparatus.
Nyemudzo was told to surrender himself to the Police on the following day.