MDC-T president Douglas Mwonzora appeared in court on Wednesday for allegedly threatening to shoot and kill his ex-employee Mutandwa Machera.

According to, is alleged that Machera had threatened to stage a demonstration at Mwonzora’s house in Harare for his unpaid wages worth US$9 600.

Mwonzora then reportedly called Machera on Sunday threatening to kill him.

Machera reported the matter to the police leading to Mwonzora’s arrest.

Mwonzora was taken to court but was set free as the prosecutor said there was not enough evidence to sustain a case against him.

Addressing journalists soon after his release on Wednesday, Mwonzora said:

“I was taken to court today after a false report was made by one of our ex-employees whom we fired.

“They had accused me of threatening to shoot him, I do not have a firearm, I do not even possess one, and I don’t even know how to use one.”

Over a dozen MDC-T employees claim that they have not been paid for the past 13 months.