Bentley purchase was above board, Angel's brother claims

HARARE - Spirit Embassy founder Uebert Angel’s brother Limit Mudzanire yesterday told a Harare court that he bought the Bentley Continental sedan at the centre of a fraud scandal on his family’s behalf.

Refuting claims by the complainant that the vehicle was seeded to the church and later converted to Angel’s use, Mudzanire, who is Angel’s elder brother, denied the accusation. He testified as a defence witness during the ongoing trial of Anderson Tagara, who is answering to charges of being an accessory to the cleric after allegedly acquiring the Bentley through fraudulent means.

Mudzanire said he knew the complainant Ndabazinenge Shava. He said he had met him at their church thrice.

He said Shava visited their offices and he sat down with his brothers Uebert and Benjamin before agreeing that they would purchase the motor vehicle.

“Before we reached a final decision to buy the car, I engaged my two brothers and we agreed to buy,” he said. “Shava told us that the car was still registered in Tagara’s name.

“He told us that Tagara was supposed to sign the agreement of sale to divest his ownership of the motor vehicle. After some days, I went to Shava’s residence to collect the agreement of sale which was already signed by Tagara.”

The agreement of sale was produced in court and confirmed that Tagara had sold the Bentley to Benjamin for $76 000.

Mudzanire said he used Benjamin’s national identity card during preparation of the said document because he would remain in custody of the vehicle since he and Angel travel a lot.

“I also want the court to know that the vehicle was never ‘seeded’ to the church at any point. If so, why then do we have an agreement of sale and why did Shava not come to our offices or church when Uebert was around to claim his portion?” questioned Mudzanire.

“We sourced funds as a family and I completed the paperwork on behalf of Benjamin as per our family’s arrangements.”

Prosecutor Editor Mavuto however, said it was not reasonable for Shava to sell the car at $76 000 after acquiring it for $230 000.

Mavuto claimed that Mudzanire was trying to support his brother who is implicated as a principal offender.

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

Comments (17)

"Uebert Angel's brother "Limit" Mudzanire" & Prosecutor "Editor" Mavuto " - Ya these names...yahhhh smh

Black Diamond - 3 March 2015

Jehovah chikopokopo

dumisani - 3 March 2015

Zimbwean media is good at advertising issues,which lack merit so that they continue in business,especially implicating tried and tested names like Prophet Makandiwa,Prophet Boateng,Prophet Angel.It is good thinking because they sell volumes especially to gullible ,lazy people who believe newspapers without verifying things.Manje isusu takaenda kuchikoro,tikadzidza,tinoverenga bible and tine vatumwa vanotitsanangurira bible racho,we don't trust Zimbabwean media zvekumhanya and we shall not be fooled.Major provhovho Miracle Moneyyyyyyy

OBSERVER - 4 March 2015

zvimwe hazvina basa kutaura munewspaper.......nyaya dzema prophets dzinzwei kubva kuchurch kwete munewspaper .....munoshaiswa denga nevanoda kuti manewspaper atengwe

anondinyaradza kunge ami vangu - 4 March 2015

these Shavas wanted to tarnish the name of the prophet, but it is becoming clear that they cant win such a stupid case.

middie - 4 March 2015

if profit Angel is innocent, why then is he evading the authorities. let him present himself unlike this cat and mouse game he wants to play

fire links - 4 March 2015

The Prophet is nowhere near this case and why should he be there . The man of God has better things to concerntrate on than these small issues . This Shava guy wanted to tarnish the name of Prophet Angel and like we knew all that Jehovha Chikopokopo will raise up and shame the devil . Touch not the anointed man of God .

Mwana weMuporofita - 4 March 2015

God sees and judges the intents of the heart, and I'm sure to say he knows exactly what took place. The good thing is that not even a technicality that that discharges you from the grip of the law will discharge you from the judgment of the omnipresent God who saw all that transpired on the day of this while transaction. If it is true that Mudzaniri received the vehicle from Shave under the said circumstances and seeking to us worldly methodes to avoid giving it back, has anyone thought what would happen to the faith of those who know exactly what transpired and we're looking up to the man of God? As for Mr Shava, what foolishness is this for you to bring your oblations to The Lord and at a later stage withdraw it from the altar leaves the question to whom you had offered the vehicle to.

Pastor - 5 March 2015

This is a mickey mouse story! A Bentley Continental GT cannot exchange hands for $76 000. These are not run of the mill vehicles They are special vehicles. I smell a rat then when I read that at that amount the car was cleared by police and Zimra! My foot, for that amount! Please!!!!

Mutongi Gava - 5 March 2015

I always ddnot like the air around this guy....auctinioning a shirt with his sweat for 10 000, gt continental, Lamborghini, yeyeyeye miracle money, yeyeye glittery bluish red shoes, yeyeye chikopokopo, I hope by God you are innocent, that way we say let man persecute you all he wants, but if you are not innocent by Christ that you purported to serve, Wamama, why not a mazdaghini, or a Benz gl 320, room, luxury , durability, speed, comfort, and seven sweater..do things that look to bring advantage to the kingdom of Yahweh not shine the light on you. Father forgive me, forgive Eubert, and involved.

Msuuunuuu - 5 March 2015

If it is true that Shava gave up his Bentley in the hope of getting it back multi-fold, the he is the greatest rich fool I have ever head about. If he managed to work to get money to buy a Bentley, how on earth can he stoop so low as to be fooled by a charlatan like Angel. Karl Max was right when he said "Religion is the opium of the people"

Nderi wa Riera - 20 March 2015

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