Mphoko’s Son To Spend Christmas In Jail
Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s son Siqokoqela Mphoko, appeared before a Bulawayo regional magistrate in leg irons and was remanded in custody to 21 January next year.
He is facing up to 170 counts of fraud and theft for allegedly looting a total $80 000 worth of cash and goods from some Choppies Supermarkets. Mphoko had his $200 bail revoked last week for allegedly interfering with state witnesses in violation of his bail conditions.
Mphoko appeared before regional magistrate, Trynos Utavashe clad in a khaki prison garb and in legs irons.
Siqokoqela will now spend Christmas and New Year holidays behind bars unless his application opposing the revocation of his bail pending trial succeeds.
Mphoko’s lawyer, Professor Welshman Ncube of Mathonsi Ncube Law Chambers on Tuesday last week filed an appeal at the Bulawayo High Court challenging the revocation of bail pending trial.
He cited the state as Respondent. The application is still pending hearing.