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Corrupt council officials denied bail

by Simbarashe Sithole
08 Mar 2021 at 17:21hrs | Views
THREE Mvurwi Town Council officials who allegedly stole 32 stands valued for more than ZWL$18 million which they sold to desperate stand seekers while issuing fake receipt were today denied bail by a Guruve magistrate.

Sheri Nyakudya (57), Town Secretary Letwin Watambwa (55) Housing and community services officer and Simbarashe Kambare (45) housing clerk appeared before Guruve magistrate Geraldine Mutsotso on fraud charges.

 They were remanded in custody to March 29 and will appear before Bindura regional magistrate.

The state led by Albert Charehwa alleged on October 3 2018 Mvurwi Town Council held a full council meeting and resolved to suspend selling of stands.

During the period extending from October 10 2018 to June last year the trio acting in common purpose or connivance hatched a plan to steal money for residential stands from Mvurwi Town Council.

They would look for desperate stand seekers in Mvurwi Town and misrepresented to 32 stand seekers that they were selling their own residential stands.

The other accused who is still at large Sydney Chihombe (37) who is a nephew to Nyakudya generated fake receipts for the stand seekers.

Watambwa recommended for approval of lease by endorsing her signature while Nyakudya approved the lease documents by endorsing her signature too.

An internal audit was carried on December 3 last year and proved that the council was prejudiced a total of ZWL$ 18 795 956

Source - Byo24News