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Langa pressed to drop charges

ZANU PF national chairman John Nkomo last Friday ordered deputy Environment and Tourism minister Andrew Langa to drop his court case against Small and Medium Enterprises Development minister Sithembiso Nyoni.

Nkomo summoned the t

wo Zanu PF lawmakers to his Harare office to resolve the dispute between them, which resulted in Langa reporting Nyoni to the police.

Nkomo confirmed that he had a meeting with Langa and Nyoni.

“I did call a meeting to solve the problems between Langa and Nyoni. What I wanted to do was to help them bury the hatchet,” said Nkomo.

Langa also confirmed that they met Nkomo at his Harare office.

“We met the Speaker of Parliament at his office to try and come up with a good working relationship between the two of us,” said Langa. “As we talk now there is no more police case between us.”

Police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Wayne Bvudzijena on Tuesday confirmed that Langa had withdrawn his case.

“The case has been withdrawn,” said Bvudzijena.

Efforts to get a comment from Nyoni were fruitless as she was not answering her mobile phone.

Nyoni was reportedly miffed by Langa’s comments allegedly made at a meeting with farmers at Kombo area in Fort Rixon that senior politicians in the area were behind a wave of stock theft around Fort Rixon.

Sources said Nyoni felt the comments were directed at her as they came amidst reports that 18 stolen head of cattle had been positively identified by the owner, Robert Bruce Moffat, at her farm near Kombo area. Reports said stolen beasts had allegedly been driven to Nyoni’s farm where brands with Moffat’s identity were tampered with and replaced with Nyoni’s brands. — Staff Writer.

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