More sorrow trails Jacob Mafume as the suspended Harare mayor is suspected to have contracted Covid-19 due to poor health conditions at Harare Remand Prison, Harare Live reports.
In an application before magistrate Vongai Guuriro, Mafume’s lawyer Tendai Biti said the holding cells at the remand prison are congested and wants an urgent Covid-19 test for his client as he was displaying symptoms.
He was attended to at Remand Clinic, but he has been prescribed a painkiller and an antibiotic.
Biti is asking for prayers for his client.
Spare a thought for Jacob Mafume . He is extremely unwell. A court had granted him time to get a medical examination. We pray for the best
Jacob Mafume was arrested for violating his bail conditions as the State alleges he attempted to bribe a key witness in his ongoing corruption case.
Local Government Minister July Moyo has since replaced him with an Acting Mayor, Ward 9 Councillor, Stewart Mutizwa following his suspension pending his court case.