Diana Nherera Suburban Reporter
Newly-elected deputy mayor for Harare and Ward 41 Councillor Kudzai Kadzombe appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court on Friday afternoon facing charges of contravening the Electoral Act and assault arising from the August 23 elections.
She was released on free bail.
Kadzombe was arrested on Thursday and taken to Marlborough Police Station.
She appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi who remanded her to October 2 for routine remand.
The State is expected to give her a trial date on that day.
According to the prosecution, Kadzombe assaulted Saeed Musaengana and tried to stop him from voting on August 23.
“Musaengana was walking on a path leading to the tents in a bid to cast a vote when two motor vehicles and a white omnibus stopped behind him.
“Many people disembarked the motor vehicles and an unknown male approached Musaengana in a bid to provoke him but he was refrained by his other mates,” the State is alleging.
Prosecutors allege that Kadzombe took advantage of that and approached Musaengana and grabbed him by the neck before letting him go.