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Mnangagwa assassin to remain locked up as the trial starts

A BOGUS Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) spy who is accused of carrying a gun to events officiated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa after he took over power last year has finally been given a trial date.

Guthrie Chirodzero’s trial will commence on June 11 and he will be coming from remand prison after the court trashed his application opposing further remand.

Chirodzero was arrested in December last year and was charged with impersonation after he was caught with identity cards showing he was the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) Executive director.

He is accused of forgery after he was caught with a fake driver’s license upon his arrest.

According to prosecutors, Chirodzero carried a firearm and fake documents to State House when Mnangagwa was swearing in new cabinet ministers.

He also carried the same documents to the event of renaming of KG VI to Josiah Magamba Tongogara camp.

The suspect then allegedly positioned himself close to the President pretending to be a CIO spy.

Another spy raised alarm after sensing something was amiss with Chirodzero who vanished from the scene upon sensing danger.

He was, however, arrested before he made his way out of the premises.