Tich Mataz trial date set

HARARE - The trial of former Star FM presenter Tichafa Matambanadzo, who is accused of swindling a Harare choreographer of $5 000, has been set.

Harare magistrate Elijah Makomo remanded the matter to February 25 for commencement of trial.

Proceedings in the matter had been stalled because one of the accused persons Edith Chinyangare was absent. According to state papers, she was on the run and was recently put into police custody.

Matambanadzo is jointly charged with retired Airforce of Zimbabwe, air commodore Remigio Takaedza Zimondi and Chinyangare.

The court heard how Matambanadzo and Zimondi, working with Chinyangare, allegedly lied to Jimmy Makurumband,i a choreographer at Tumbuka Dance Company, that they could include him on a government trip they were organising to Geneva if he paid $5 000, which was going to be refunded upon their return.

Makurumbandi is alleged to have paid the money after Zimondi had told him that as a top soldier under the travel sanctions by the West, he could not travel.

Sometime in April 2011, Chinyangare and Matambanadzo went to Onesky Travel Agency and made a booking for the air tickets which they never paid.

On April 6 2011, Zimondi invited Mukurumbandi to a meeting at Holiday Inn in Harare where Matambanadzo and Chinyangare were also present.

Mukurumbandi was informed of the travel date after being shown an itinerary on an electronic air tickets.

He later contacted Chinyangare but was informed that the trip had been cancelled and that they would be travelling to Taiwan.

Chinyangare later told Mukurumbandi that the Taiwan trip had also been cancelled and that he would be refunded $5 000.

Mukurumbandi later made follows to get the refund but soon learnt he had been duped. He subsequently made a police report against accused persons.

Comments (16)

matambanadzo nyaya dzako dzawandisa manje. apa yu are now born again. siyana nezvetumadhiri dhiri twekubira vamwe itwu munin'ina

tichafa - 18 February 2014

Tich usadaro inga wakasevenza kubva kare wani sei usingaguti mari

timinabhonzo - 19 February 2014

Usatya Tich, God is with you. The devil knows that you are no longer part of his Kingdom. Uchakunda chete. God is fighting for all your battles

tagutapadare - 19 February 2014

You remember Tich's brother who was a robber and was always in the news all for the wrong reasons. Maybe the saying that 'It runs in the family is being fulfilled. It is not the first time that Mataz himself has had brushes with the law. In South Africa he is now persona ingratia for lying that he had been born in that country, hence wanted citizenship. One would wonder whether his prophet is failing to cleanse of the demons or evil spirits which are causing him to do what he does.

tomasi ndofeni tohwi - 19 February 2014

Tichafa please behave well you are messing up big tyme inga imba yamai vako ku Lusaka waka pamhidzira zvaka naka wani uchango tanga kushanda wabva pa Lord Malvern apa you were doing very well in life general but kau humbavha aka ummmmmmm

Lusaka - 19 February 2014

Its genetic. There is scientific proof that criminal minds run in families.

Bingo Wokwa Gutu - 19 February 2014

ini ndakagara ndamuona kuti munhu uyu imbavha. Akachenjeresa. Zvirimumhuri

Nyorodo - 19 February 2014

surely all these respectable members of society going thru all this over $5000,or maybe its a misprint they meant 50,000.

tony - 19 February 2014

Surely this young man Tichafa Matambanadzo ahanzwe,zvemadhiri anozvifarira sitereki mhani,unombori munhu rudziiko mupfana iwe?Apa unoenda ku church ya Eubert Angel nehunhu hwako uhu,shame.

josefa chinotimba - 19 February 2014

Tichafa "a born again"? Iyi ndiyo mbavha to the core.

Mukanya - 19 February 2014

This guy is a criminal and he tasted money during his hay days. Salary is now nothing to him, and there is no way he can maintain his preferred lifestyle hence Tich continue to dwell in shaddy deals and he is well connected and ane sasi mupfanha uyu. Any way crime doesnt pay Mupfanha wangu!

MNK - 19 February 2014

I am quite surprised that people are saying Tich is a born again!!! mungwarirei mufana uyu, izvozvi pane dzaakatoteya kumachurch ikoku, manje manje tichanzwa zvave zvimwe. Vanoterera Star fm vangandipupurirawo kuti nyaya dzeilluminate ainge ava kunyanya kudzitaura zvakanyanyisa paprogramme yaaita masikati ega ega. kwaEubert Angel kwaava uku hameno!!!

Nesongano - 19 February 2014

Born again, haikona kutamba naMwari veruzhinji18 February 2014 HARARE - The trial of former Star FM presenter Tichafa Matambanadzo, who is accused of swindling a Harare choreographer of $5 000, has been set.Popular DJ turns fugitive? 16 October 2013 HARARE - Zuze was taken aback when a Harare magistrate issued a warrant of arrest for 'popular' Harare DJ and television presenter Tich Mataz. Tich had failed to turn up for a court appointment. 6 October 2013 HARARE - The trial of popular radio personality Tichafa “Tich Mataz” Matambanadzo, accused of defrauding Star FM of $126 000 has been set for November 9.

Ndaneta Nazvo - 19 February 2014

The amount seems too little considering the personalities involved. $500 for all these guys............................

diva - 20 February 2014

The amount seems too little considering the personalities involved. $500 for all these guys............................

diva - 20 February 2014

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