Uebert Angel fled vehicle fraud, court told

HARARE - Spirit Embassy founder Uebert Angel fled the country after realising that his fraudulent acquisition and sale of a $300 000 worth Bentley Continental sedan had been uncovered, a magistrate heard yesterday.

This was revealed during the trial of Anderson Tagara, 35, of Zengeza 1 Chitungwiza who is answering to two counts for being an accessory to Angel after he had committed the fraud.

Prosecutor Editor Mavuto led evidence from Ndabazinenge Shava — the complainant in this matter.

Shava said he engaged Tagara to import the vehicle on his behalf and gave him $300 000 to cover all costs.

He said Angel called him a year after acquiring the said motor vehicle and advised him to ‘‘seed’’ the Bentley after being promised he would get it back thrice fold after eight months.

“After eight months, I started contacting Angel but he became evasive,” said Shava.

“I later learnt that my car was being driven by one Phibion who claimed to have bought it from Angel. That is when I reported the matter and the investigating officer showed me affidavits and an agreement of sale.

“...there was Tagara’s affidavit which portrayed him as the seller and that is when I realised that Tagara had connived with Angel to deprive me of my vehicle.

Tagara denied the allegations and claimed he acquired the Bentley using his “sole and exclusive funds”.

“It was only subsequent to the importation and registration of the motor vehicle in May 2012 that accused person was approached by Shava with an offer for the purchase of the motor vehicle,” said Tagara’s lawyer Itayi Ndudzo.

After successfully selling the vehicle to Shava, Tagara was later approached with an agreement of sale bearing his name as seller and Benjamin Mudzanire as purchaser.

It is Tagara’s defence that Shava then advised him that the Bentley had been sold to Mudzanire and since registration was in Tagara’s name the agreement of sale was required to divest him of ownership rights.

Tagara also argues that original motor vehicle purchase documents show that he only received money from Shava well after he had purchased it.

Prosecutor Editor Mavuto alleged that in February 2012, Shava intended to purchase a Bentley Continental sedan from the United Kingdom.

He engaged Tagara and the two entered a verbal agreement.

Between March 8, and 17 he gave Tagara $240 000 through Centrust Pvt (Ltd) a company directed by Willard Kafalimani.

Tagara then collected the money from Kalifani and imported the Bentley Continental sedan which he registered in his name on registration number ACO 1759.

He later gave the vehicle to Shava together with importation and registration papers.

Sometime in 2013, Shava lost the vehicle to Angel and made a police report.

Mavuto further alleged that between May and October 2013, Tagara connived with Angel and signed a fake agreement of sale to the effect that Benjamin Mudzanire had bought the said vehicle from Tagara for $76 000.

Mudzanire went on to deposit the fake documents to Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, police and Central Vehicle Registry who acted upon the misrepresentation and registered the vehicle in Angel’s name.

On December 16, last year detectives who were investigating fraud cases involving Angel and Mudzanire — who are still at large-recovered the fake agreement of sale.

Tagara was subsequently arrested.

Comments (13)

As it was clearly said in the bible that they shall come under the cover of my name and the majority will be deceived and so in this case the so called prophets come conmen,i hope you now understand the world we are in.

KELVIN FLINT MARUMA - 18 February 2015

wow talk of the moral decadance in the religious fraternity and people continue to be defrauded of hard earned money in a struggling economy pliz be careful fellow zimbabweans

tinodanana - 18 February 2015

ndakambozvitaura ndakuzvitaura zve Makandiwa,Angel,TB Joshua vaprofita venyu ava ndeva nhema . Maprofita echokwadi akaperera muBhabhieri

inini - 18 February 2015

How could a man be so foolish to believe such trash. Talk about gullible, this one is right at the top.

Chavurura Wegona - 18 February 2015

I don't blame Angel! I blame his followers! How do people send a brand new bentley for 'blessings'? All you have to do to get blessings is be faithful to God, and live a holy life! This business of taking your life's savings to these greedy S.O.Bs is stupid, imbecilic, absurd and disgusting. Whole grown up men being ripped of every Sunday?? LOL....... I wonder what you teach your children. Morons

Phaphamani - 18 February 2015

Kana ndimiwo, Zimra ne police pavakaona Bentley exchanging hands for a paltry $76 000 didn`t they smell a rat? Food for thought.

Mutongi Gava - 19 February 2015

BACK TO SCHOOL - - - Reporter TARISAI MACHAKAIRE need to learn the difference between ”CEDE” ''SEED''

Goofy Mabunda - 19 February 2015

Whether Angel is a man of God or not, What I know is that the Bible mentions that the devil can appear as an angel of light and can perform miracles in heavenly realms and on earth to deceive many. Also the bible says in last days there shall be numerous false prophets coming in sheep skin, claiming to have been sent by God. Jesus forewarned and said they will say come Jesus is here, but don't listen to them. Jesus father said you will only know them by the fruits they produce, for a mango tree can not bear bananas, or can a pawpaw produce lemons, NEVER. This calls for a child of God to know his position as to whether you are led by the spirit of God or not if you are found under such a denomination. On the other hand keep in mind that the bible says I will smite the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered. Also Angel is a human being like an other person subject to temptations. What is important now is what follows and he will react to the situation and that will show us the true colours and his position whether is from God or from God.

Mackson Mudimba - 19 February 2015

Tumaporofita tunoba. hanzi nekamweni kacho ndinoporesa, ahh , endaika kuParire nyatwa hospital mundosviko budisa varwere varimo vapora!! Tutsotsi!!!

herber - 19 February 2015

Deep thoughts and spiritual investigations will tell a child of God that most people who are used or targeted by the devil are the best vessels or weapons in the hands of God. examples are all the Major and minor prophets mentioned in the bible, Paul Himself the Great missionary, Jimmy swaggart, TB Joshua, Urbert Angel. Now if Angels was used by the devil he can be a very powerful weapon in God ' s hands. Now true Christians prove yourselves as Christians to pray for Angels for if he was not used by God, then this is the time of his grace. if he is used by God then wait and watch the proceedings.

mackson mudimba - 19 February 2015

Tagara. U stay in Zengeza 1 , chitungwiza where the average price for houses is $30000 - $50000 and u buy a Bentley for $300000?????? Young man that is Shava's car , u were just an agent to import and if u continue lying like that urikuenda kuChikurubi kunokohwa chibage

gamba - 19 February 2015

The amount of money used there to buy an item of luxury while an avewrage Zimbo lives on less than $100 a month. Who is fooling who? This story typifies what happens in Africa spending money on luxury while others are suffering.

Gwenaz - 19 February 2015

I dont know this preacher. I was watching a video on youtube "I went to heaven".. all was good until he talked about a garden where the flowers were. He siad "you wont make it to heaven if you dont tithe (give money)" He had all of them say that to each other. John 3:16.. thats how you enter heaven.. Please no matter who it is how nice they may be.. if it is NOT WRITTEN in the word BIBLE of GOD RUN!

Danny .. - 18 March 2015

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