Top Zimbabwe lawyer Advocate Thabani Mpofu has been arrested by the police after he handed himself over to ZRP Anti-Corruption Unit at Morris Depot.The eloquent lawyer went to the police station accompanied by his lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa after the police twice raided his homes. His lawyer initially revealed that they had not yet been informed of the charges that Advocate Mpofu was facing. Mtetwa confirmed yesterday,“Yes we are at the Morris depot anti corruption sections with advocate Thaban Mpofu,”“Police have refused to tell his lawyers what the charges are and we are just waiting for them,” she said. However, after releasing a statement denouncing his arrest, the opposition MDC revealed that Advocate Mpofu was being moved to Rhodesville Police Station where he will be detained. He has since been charged with defeating or obstructing the course of justice.
The police allege that Mpofu used an affidavit by a “fictitious person” in a court application last year.Advocate Mpofu’s arrest comes a few days after law expert and former advisor to the late Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, sensationally claimed that he had learned of plans to arrest Mpofu on trumped-up charges.claimed last week that there were plans to arrest Mpofu on some “trumped-up charges”.
Writing on social media, Magaisa said,I’m advised elements of the system are coming after top lawyer, Adv. Thabani Mpofu. The plan is to arrest him on some trumped-up charges.Adv. Mpofu has been a prominent counsel for the opposition MDC A. It’s part of a relentless campaign to decimate the opposition & its pillars.