24 November 2017
   
Mugabe my father and mentor: President ED
Mnangagwa: 2018 elections to go ahead
Mnangagwa sworn in as new president
Chombo brutalised in detention: Madhuku
Mugabe immunity: Zimbabweans react
Coltart mocks President at Large Mphoko
ED inauguration at national sports
- Tsvangirai invited; Mugabe opts out
MORE NEWS
Zim needs UK, US to revive econommy
Zim economic situation very difficult: IMF
MORE BUSINESS
Zodwa Wabantu plans post-Bob Zim tour
Mukanya sceptical about new Zim regime
MORE SHOWBIZ
SA: Zim's Karuru commits to Amazulu
Robinho gets 9-years for 2013 rape
MORE SPORTS
Legacy of economic ruin and upheaval
Caught between the Croc and Gucci City
MORE OPINION
 
KEN YAMAMOTO: What you didn’t know
The Coriolanus factor and its aftermath
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
MDC-T 'witchcraft' senator Femai freed
31/12/2012 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
 
Released ... Senator Morgan Femai
 
RELATED STORIES
MDC-T senator up for 'domestic violence'

MDC-T senator for Chikomo Morgan Femai, who was arrested last Friday on allegations he threatened his wife with murder and witchcraft, has been freed after a withdrawal of charges.

Femai was detained at Matapi police Station in Harare following a domestic dispute with his wife, who served him the trouble of prosecution by dropping the case on Sunday.

Police say the row started when the politician’s spouse asked for a divorce saying she could no longer put up with his promiscuous and violent conduct.

Incensed, Femai is said to have promised to retaliate by either killing her or deploying witchcraft to make her mentally deranged if she pressed ahead.

But the MDC-T issued a stinging criticism of the police on Monday accusing them of overreacting by arresting the senator without hearing his side of the story.

“This was a domestic dispute and the police should not have intervened the way they did,” said party spokesman Douglas Mwonzora.

“He was not supposed to be in police custody because the case did not warrant detention; the law enforcement agents should have listened to both sides of the story first before taking any drastic action.

“Whenever there is a dispute, the police must make sure the people are drawn together, and not driven apart by unnecessary incarceration. We are happy that senator Femai is out and enjoying his freedom," Mwonzora added.

Femai is not by any means the only politician who may be going through marital problems.

Zanu PF chairman Simon Khaya Moyo filed for divorce from his wife Sibonokuhle Getrude Moyo in August citing infidelity. The couple had been married for 32 years.

Another high profile politician in the same bracket is Environment and Natural Resources Minister Francis Nhema who is seperating from his wife of 20 years, Louise Nhema (nee Nkomo).



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker