COMEDIENNE and musician Felistas ‘Mai Titi’ Murata’s attempted murder case was on Monday referred by the prosecuting authority back to police for further investigations.
Mai Titi, arrested on Sunday, had been taken to Harare magistrates’ court following a complaint by her former friend Kristel Smasher that she had incited her bouncers to kill her.
In an interview outside the court, Mai Titi hailed prosecuting authority for denying Smasher’s attempt to use law enforcement agencies to score her personal vendetta.
“Smasher is making every effort to see me behind bars and I thank the prosecuting authority for refusing to waste the courts’ time by hearing cooked cases,” said Mai Titi.
“She spent the better part of Friday instructing police officers to arrest me although they found no grounds or evidence to that effect.
“After receiving several calls from Smasher’s relatives who hold offices of authority, I was shocked to see police officers on Sunday at my house and they arrested me.
“I spent one night at the police holding cells but Smasher wanted to fix me by making me spend more than two nights.
“We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them called according to God’s purpose,” said Mai Titi.
She said her stay in the holding cells taught her a lesson and is still willing to spend a night in a prison cell willingly not as a convict or suspect.
“If you remember my request to Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Service to give me a chance to spend some days in a cell so as to see how inmates live there,” she said.
“Smasher has been used as a tool in fulfilling my dreams for me to start at a holding cell and I realised that police are respecting rights of people.
“The cell looked smart and my rights were not being violated and this is what I wanted to know and I have learnt a lesson from this incident.
“I have no grudge with Smasher and I do not wish any of my enemies bad and I am not God who gives or takes people’s lives,” said Mai Titi.
Smasher left the courts hurriedly after learning that the case was referred back to police for further investigation.
Meanwhile, Smasher is expected to appear in court on the 2nd of December 2020 accused of inciting Mai Titi’s personal assistant Morepower Masimba Gombe and Patricia Jeke, to suffocate her to death while on a hospital bed.