Maridadi taken to court for running away with NRZ’s parking receipt book

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THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has dragged the MDC-T Member of Parliament for Mabvuku-Tafara, James Maridadi, to court for allegedly fleeing from the parastatal’s manned parking area with a receipt book.

The former radio presenter, Maridadi was charged with unauthorised borrowing or use of property when he appeared before the magistrates’ court Friday.

The case was remanded to a later date pending trial. Prosecutors say that the incident occurred on October 9.

Maridadi is alleged to have parked his Ford Ranger at NRZ Harare parcels parking zone where Zivanai Muzokomba, the parastatal’s official, was on duty.

When Muzokomba approached Maridadi’s vehicle, he was not there so he waited for him to come back.  Upon the MPs return, Muzokomba requested that he pays parking fees but Maridadi got furious.

Court heard that he demanded to see the ticket book he was using. Muzokomba showed the book but Maridadi allegedly grabbed it and sped off along Kenneth Kaunda road.

He did not pay the parking fees, the court heard. The state told court that Muzokomba managed to write down Maridadi’s vehicle registration number.

He went to report the matter at Harare Central police station. A CVR check was conducted leading to the arrest of the MP.

The ticket book he took was valued at $2.50 and it was recovered from him. Muzokomba is the complainant, representing NRZ in the case.