A Zimbabwean MP for the governing Zanu-PF party, Justice Wadyajena has denied allegations of insult charges leveled against him by Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe.
Justice Wadyajena is being accused of using "abusive language" against a fellow Zanu-PF party member, who had a portrait of Mrs Mugabe on his car.
The first lady is referred to as "amai", meaning mother, by supporters of Zanu-PF.
Mr Wadyajena is due to appear in court in Victoria Falls over the alleged insults to Grace Mugabe.
Speaking on the phone from Victoria Falls, Mr Wadyajena's lawyer G, said his client denies all the charges against him.
"My client says he never uttered the words... These are malicious allegations," Mr Muvirimi said.
Grace Mugabe entered politics in her own right in 2014.