Angel's lawyer excused from testifying

HARARE - Spirit Embassy Ministries founder Uebert Angel’s lawyer Wellington Pasipanodya was yesterday excused from testifying in the ongoing $300 000 fraud trial of Anderson Tagara.

Tagara is accused of being an accessory to the cleric in a suspected $300 000 scam involving a Bentley continental sedan.

Presiding magistrate Noel Mupeiwa ruled that if Pasipanodya testified, it would “breach the privilege of attorney-client confidentiality”.

Pasipanodya was represented by Tinashe Tanyanyiwa when he refused to testify in the current case because it would be in breach of lawyer-client confidentiality.

“Seeking legal representation cannot be construed to seeking help to commit a crime otherwise all lawyers could have been imprisoned for their clients’ crimes,” concurred magistrate Mupeiwa.

“Whatever Pasipanodya will say today might be used against him in future.”

Mavuto subsequently closed the State case and the matter will proceed to defence on Monday.

It is State’s case that in February 2012, Shava intended to purchase a Bentley Continental sedan from the United Kingdom.

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.

Tagara was subsequently arrested.

Comments (7)

Look at the prophet now,its now a case of chickens coming home to roost

carson macate - 28 February 2015

What happened to all those who were chanting "man of god", my anointed and so forth?

tiki - 1 March 2015

That is why I don't believe any of them, Magaya, Makandiwa, Angel, TB Joshua! They are from one basket!

Phaphamani - 1 March 2015

Magaya ndiye wekuti mapostori are satanic. Mapostori akatanga year 1931, ivo vakatanga a few months ago after visiting Nigeria or associating with Nigerian faith healers. Hanzi forensic prophecy because waudzwa number dzechitupa kana zuva rawakabarwa. Hanzi major, papa nemimwewo mitauro yekunamata vanhu yakange yapihwa vanhu ivava. Bhora pasi vakomana muri kumhanya.

Mahwani - 1 March 2015

I think people should not be quick and get too excited on this matter before hearing Prophet Urbert Angels side on this matter.He is a man of God,we do not call him Major Major for nothing.His God is beyond these baseless accusations from the pit of hell.I urge you kuti musaite dzungu murambe mune excitement iyoyi till the end.Major, the son of Boateng,the son of Archibishop Duncan Williams,the Apostle of Strategic prayer..These man are heavenly defended..

OBSERVER - 3 March 2015

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