Bulawayo businessman Mr Delma Lupepe is not facing arrest as insinuated by some media reports, his lawyers have said.

In a statement through his personal legal representatives Messrs. Mashayamombe & Partners Legal Practitioners, Mr Lupepe expressed concern over a recent rash of lopsided reports coming from the private media insinuating that he will soon be arrested over a $280 000 Ecobank debt. The lawyers said the debt in question emanated from a loan that was awarded to Merlin Limited, a private company in which Mr Lupepe is a major shareholder and director.

“We have been instructed by our client to give a definitive position on those reports about our client’s alleged upcoming civil arrest. In simple words, our client is not facing arrest and will not be arrested as widely reported,” reads the statement. state media