LATEST: Dr Peter Magombeyi in court again after police blocked him from leaving Zimbabwe


The court hearing on whether Dr Peter Magombeyi can leave the country has been set for 4PM today before Justice George Chiweshe.

On Tuesday, police defied an order by High Court judge, Justice Happias Zhou to allow Dr Peter Magombeyi to fly to South Africa to access specialist medical care..

Chiweshe is the judge who ruled the coup legal.  He is also the former ZEC Chairman who withheld the presidential election results for a month in 2008 after late former President Mugabe was bashed hands down by late Morgan Tsvangirai.

Chiweshe deputised Vice President General Constantino Chiwenga in the Masvingo/Gaza Province during the Rhodesia bush war.

After independence, Chiweshe joined the Ministry of Justice as a prosecutor in 1980 and became a magistrate three years later. He later joined the Zimbabwe National Army in April 1983 as a Major and rose through the ranks from Major to Brigadier General (Judge Advocate General) in 1996. Chiweshe retired from the army in April 2001 after being appointed to the bench by late President Robert Gabriel Mugabe.

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