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    Prominent Shurugwi lawyer acquitted of theft charges


    SHURUGWI- A Shurugwi lawyer who was convicted  of theft of trust funds has been acquitted by Masvingo High Court.
    Mavese Mapfumo was cleared of the conviction by Justice Garainesu Mawadze and Justice Joseph Mafusire of Masvingi High Court. He had been convicted by Gweru provincial magistrate Phathekile Msipa.
    Masvingo High Court judges JMawadze and J Mafusire found Mapfumo not guilty and reversed the sentence he had been previously given
     "It is our finding that Mapfumo was wrongly convicted. The appeal against conviction is hereby allowed. The judgment of the court a quo is hereby set aside in its entirety. The sentences imposed are hereby quashed."
    He was represented by L Mudisi of Mudisi, Mutendi and Shumba Legal Practitioners.
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