Businessman Rudland's ex-wife convicted

HARARE - Ann Leigh, the estranged wife of businessman Simon Rudland, has been convicted of malicious damage to property after ramming into a Unifreight Africa Limited (UAL) truck early this year.

With the Harare woman undergoing trial at the Magistrates Court in late September, the Borrowdale resident was given a one-year wholly suspended sentence — on condition that she does not commit a similar offence in the next three years — and $4 000 fine for repairs of the car.

According to the issues ventilated before the courts, Leigh bashed a Nissan NP300 truck after a UAL driver Thomas Mqanjelwa had gone to deliver fuel for a generator at her house on January 31 and after which the former accused him of trespassing into her, and ordering the man out.

And in his bid or process of driving out of the property, the enraged woman reportedly caught up with him at the gate and rammed into the small car on both sides of the cabin, thus causing extensive damage to the doors.

Leigh and her associates, including Timothy Trombas, have been sparring with Rudland in numerous cases after announcing their high-profile divorce in recent times.

In one of the many battles with the ex-transport baron, the self-styled consultant was even accused of having an adulterous relationship with the Harare woman after being recruited as a counsellor for her prescription-drug addiction.

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