High Court grants Guvamombe application

High Court Justice Edith Mushore has granted an order for stay of proceedings of the matter of the suspended chief magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe who is facing charges of criminal abuse of office.

The order will see the matter before the magistrate court temporarily halted until the High Court makes a determination on the application for review before it.

Guvamombe is facing two charges of criminal abuse of office.

Charges against Guvamombe arose sometime in June 2017, when magistrate Elijah Makomo was assigned a criminal case in which one Nathan Mnaba was the accused and Nighert Savania the complainant.

During the trial, numerous applications were allegedly made by the defense which were dismissed due to lack of merit. This allegedly prompted the defence to approach Makomo, who was presiding over the matter on June 26, 2017 demanding that he recuses himself from the case.