Socialite Vimbai D Tanyanyiwa Cleared of Cellphone Damage CHARGES. The case of Malicious Damage of Property against Harare Socialite Vimbai Tanyanyiwa was on the 11th of May 2016 Withdrawn before plea.
Vimbai Tanyanyiwa was accused of smashing her lover’s smart phone after discovering that he was having an affair with another city woman. Vimbai SMASHED Clive Mudzengerere’s Samsung Galaxy S3 which according to State counsel Chrispen Chikafu was valued at US$250.
24 year old Vimbai was arrested and taken to Harare magistrates’ court charged with malicious damage to property. Vimbai denied the charges when she appeared before magistrate Tafadzwa Muvhami, who remanded her out of custody to April 26 for trial.
Circumstances leading to Vimbai’s arrest are that on December 23 last year, at around 1pm, Vimbai and Clive went to Highlands Police Station after picking a misunderstanding.
It is said that the dispute erupted after Vimbai reportedly discovered that Clive was having an affair with another woman.
The two reportedly approached the police in a bid to get counselling but their efforts yielded nothing.
Reports are that Vimbai was in possession of Clive’s phone during the time they visited the police station. After their efforts to resuscitate their ‘souring’ relationship hit a snag, Clive reportedly asked Vimbai to return his phone.
Vimbai refused before smashing it on the floor whilst they were still in the charge-office at Highlands Police Station, it is alleged. She was arrested and taken to court charged with malicious damage to property.
But on 11 May 2016 State withdrew charges after citing & hinting on 2 different postponements there was possibility of withdrawal. Vimbai Tanyanyiwa was being represented by Stephen Chikotora of Rubaya & Chatambudza Legal Practitioners.
So i guess Vimbai is a FREE woman…