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Mutumbuka Evicted From His Chisipiti Harare Home Despite Meeting President Mnangagwa

Mutumbuka Evicted From His Chisipiti Harare Home Despite Meeting President Mnangagwa
Dr Dzingai Mutumbuka meets Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mutumbuka Evicted From His Chisipiti Harare Home Despite Meeting President Mnangagwa

Harare | Yesterday, suspected fraudsters who falsified title papers to Dr. Dzingai Mutumbuka’s US$600,000 house in Chisipiti, Harare, forced the beleaguered first Minister of Education of Zimbabwe out of his residence.

The home was purchased for a mere $140,000 US. The eviction order against Mutumbuka was issued by the dishonest Justice Chinamhora, who resigned as corruption investigations against him began.

Mutumbuka recently met with President Mnangagwa, but it doesn’t seem like much came of the encounter.

Mr. Mutumbuka’s appeal against the dishonest sale of his Chisipite home by a group of con artists collaborating with employees of the Deeds Office was denied by the Supreme Court.

Following a false ownership change by suspects Prosper Bizweck and Tatenda Wakatama, Mutumbuka’s US$600,000 house was sold for a pitiful US$140,000.

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The former Cabinet minister successfully ordered the accused to be taken into custody and filed an appeal with the Supreme Court, requesting the revocation of a default judgement from the High Court. However, the appeal was dismissed since the needed security deposit was not paid.

“Reference is made to the civil appeal you filed on Thursday, the 28th day of September 2023. It is noted that you did not comply with Rule 55 (5) of the Supreme Court rules (2018) with regards to pay merit of security costs. In terms of Sub-rule (6) of Rule 55 of the aforementioned rules, the appeal is regarded as abandoned,” the Supreme Court registrar said in a notice to Mutumbuka.

The ruling was given by Justice Webster Nicholas Chinamhora, a former High Court judge who recently resigned due to charges of corruption, and the former minister intended to challenge it.

On a technicality, the retiring Justice Chinamhora issued the order for Mutumbuka to leave his home.

On September 18, 2023, an order was issued for Mutumbuka to evacuate the residence and provide the required documentation to the alleged new owner.

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Afterward, Mutumbuka filed an appeal with the Supreme Court.

Also read: Land Dispute Unveils Forgery Allegations And Political Intrigue

The title deeds to House No. 90 along Harare Drive in Chisipite, Harare, which is registered in Mutumbuka’s name, were forged on June 22, 2021, and changed to Ngome’s name by Bizweck and Wakatama, along with accomplices Jonah Ngome, Taurai Makata, Peter Chigayo, and Kenias Mutyasira, who are still at large, according to court documents.

The two were collaborating with Deeds Registry office representatives.

They paid Harrison Marange US$140,000 for Mutumbuka’s residence after discovering the counterfeit.

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Ngome was discovered in possession of a tax invoice from the City of Harare, which he had utilised to sell Mutumbuka’s home.

According to the investigating officer, Marange demanded US$45 000 from the two via WhatsApp conversations, which he paid as a down payment on the house.

The police had summoned the accused, but they never showed up, so after a 12-hour manhunt, Wakatama was taken into custody.

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