Court gives Mabamba reprieve

HARARE - Former Chitungwiza councillor Fredrick Mabamba, who was facing five counts of fraud, has been removed from remand after State witnesses failed to attend the court hearing.

Harare magistrate Elijah Makomo removed Mabamba from remand following an application filed by the politician’s lawyer, Gloria Sithole.

Mabamba, through his lawyer had notified the State of his intention to apply for removal from remand, after State witnesses absconded the court hearing twice.

Makomo ruled in Mabamba’s favour, further ruling that the State should proceed by way of summons, whenever the witnesses are available.

According to court papers, Mabamba was accused of misrepresenting to several home seekers by claiming that he was the owner of land pieces in Manyame and Chitungwiza.

Among some of the people that reportedly lost their money is Masline Chirambadare. The State alleged that Mabamba misrepresented to Chirambadare that he was the registered occupier and rightful owner of a residential stand in Chitungwiza.

He reportedly sold the stand, which the State argued belonged to Manyame Rural District Council to Chirambadare for $4 000.

The court heard that Mabamba went on to use the same trick to misrepresent to other people whom he sold land belonging to the Chitungwiza Municipality between 2013 and last year.

Some of the alleged victims are Lawrence and Tungamirai Musendekwa, who lost $4 000 each and Carolina Madovi.

According to court papers, Mabamba prejudiced Madovi $34 000 after selling her several residential stands that belonged to Manyame Rural District Council.

Comments (2)

Mabamba is a crook,he is always kumapostori maprofita ne N'anga He actually built a house for one of his prophets after he was assured of winning council election,which he won.How can all the people he duped fail to come to court?Ndeke shishto kadhara kaya.Hakaite.Vanotogona kumuka vakafa ivo ma complainants acho kana kungorwara zvisinganzisisike,even kutokanganwa kuti kune court case.Ka satan kemunhu!

janaz - 22 June 2016

Sei usina kutadza kunyora neshishito dzake? Saka iwe wakawomawo iwe. Yako ine more punch!

Mr Dete - 25 June 2016

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