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State House intruder has no mental problem


RESULTS of the mental evaluation of a Matshobana man who was arrested after trying to enter the State House in Bulawayo, showed that he was normal paving the way for the resumption of his trial.


Clever Mombeshora (34) was arrested on April 6 and charged with failing to comply with directions regulating movement and conduct as given by authorised officers after he tried to forcefully enter a prohibited and protected area.

He pleaded guilty to the charge when he initially appeared before Bulawayo senior magistrate Sibongile Msipa saying he went to State House to snatch a gun for his unknown Pakistan boss.

However, Mombeshora said he did not know the Pakistani’s name and place of residence prompting Msipa to recommend him for psychiatric examination.

Two doctors that first examined him gave conflicting reports with the first saying he was fit while the second said he needed further examination by a psychiatrist before he could be taken to trial.

He had been continuously remanded as the State had still not received the psychiatrist’s report, but that waiting has ended now that he has been declared fit to stand trial.

Msipa remanded Mombeshora to today at the Bulawayo Regional Court.

The court heard that on April 6, Mombeshora went to the State House gate in Bulawayo intending to enter and two police officers ordered him to stop and vacate the place since it is a prohibited and protected place, but he ignored the order and went ahead towards the pemises, leading to his arrest.

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