Another suspect in court over Magaya's wife botched car deal

HARARE - A Harare car dealer who reportedly worked in cahoots with Oceane Perfumes managing director, Hupenyu Ignitious Prosper Mashangwa to dupe Walter Magaya’s wife $116 000 by evading payment of motor vehicle duty appeared in court on Thursday.

Victor Ngonidzashe Matiyenga, 27, who runs a car sale at Greencroft in Harare, appeared before magistrate Tendai Mahwe charged with fraud.

He was granted $100 bail and remanded to April 30.

Mashangwa reportedly romped in a Harare commodity broker Cosmas Mushininga who facilitated the purchase of the car in South Africa which he said was for Magaya’s wife.

After Mushininga purchased the car, a driver was hired to deliver the car to Mashangwa in Harare where Matiyenga was allegedly given money and documentation which he had requested for clearance purposes.

Matiyenga was also allegedly given money for duty. 

Prosecutor Sharon Mashavira alleged that Admire Mango a senior overseer at Magaya’s church wanted to import a high powered motor vehicle for the cleric’s wife.

Mango sought for a supplier of Land Rover Discovery 4, 2014 model and was referred to Mashangwa.

The two had a verbal agreement that Mashangwa would import the car from South Africa and deliver it by August 22.

Mashangwa was given $80 000 and imported the vehicle on September 15.

He then approached Mango asking for $36 000 which he said was meant for import duty and registration fees.

The vehicle was registered under number ADM 3240 with Central Vehicle Registry.  After importing the vehicle the trio reportedly misrepresented to Zimra officials that the vehicle was a 2004 model and Magaya had bought it on January 24, 2009 at a KM public auction in Matabeleland.

Due to the misrepresentation, Zimra undervalued the vehicle at $18 000 and the accused persons were made to pay five percent of the amount, which is $900.  The anomalies were discovered by Zimra on March 13 this year leading to the seizure of the vehicle and issuance of a notice of seizure to Magaya.

The accused persons’ actions caused Magaya’s wife to be prejudiced of a vehicle that was acquired at $116 000.

Comments (12)

So all this was cash? What was the source of the cash and does that source pay tax? So Mango can just give so much in cash? What else does he give for and where does he get it all ?

tiki - 28 March 2015

Oh, these prophets of money! I suspect next thing we will hear is the prophets murdering people.

Chenjerai Hove - 28 March 2015

The paper is clear that there was a misrepresentation of facts by Cosmas which led to Mrs Magaya being prejudiced. Why then are the readers shifting the blame to Mrs Magaya who apparently is the victim under these circumstances. I have seen many times that people rush to comment without fully understanding the story.

Tindo - 28 March 2015

Ko Magaya aita sei panyaya iyi, atengerwa zvake vanoba vakaba. Nhaki Tiki unobvunza kuti mari yacho yakabvepi kasi uno namata mwari murombo. Mwari wako akachoboka, vamwe mwari wedu mupfumi

EDDIE - 28 March 2015

The problem with some people is the moment they see the name Magaya they are already negative and they do not bother to read and understand what the story is all about whatsoever.

Bridget - 28 March 2015

when people hear anything about Prophet Magaya whether its good or bad they have something to criticise on but shame on you chenjerai you jus need deliverance

jada - 29 March 2015

Thank you God for exposing the truth, Prophet MAGAYA vangavapinda busy nekutukwa..vaMagaya we will always be bibd you.

Slivia - 29 March 2015

@tiki adn Chenjerai cahipa chii nhai, kungoda kushora shora chete.

Dorothy - 29 March 2015

@tiki and Chenjerai..cha chii nhai, kungoda kushora chete

Dorothy - 29 March 2015

Such an expensive car for a mere pastor's wife? Ko iye Magaya anofamba neyakadii? Just shows kuti vapfanha ava they are in it for the money. Maprofit(ah) chaiwo.

Samaita - 30 March 2015

The principle is simple ladies and gentlemen, play with mud and you'll sure get dirty. Uyu "munhu waMwari" ano "oneswa", sei mweya usina kumuyambira kuti dhiri harina kumira mushe??? Kungobvunzawo. With his purchasing power, why couldn't he or his armour bearers just import the damn thing from SA. Vamwe vana kabias havo vari kuimporta wani. Pane nyaya apa!!!

TinTin - 1 April 2015

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