Zvikomborero Parafini, Court Reporter
Controversial businessman Malvern Chimutashu’s accomplice who has been on the run was dragged to court over the weekend charged with fraud.
Chimutashu’s alleged accomplice Abel Bocha, was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa.
The duo is accused of duping Iaonna Kiki Georgias, the daughter to late former deputy minister Aguy Clement Georgias.
The court heard that on 25 April last year, Bocha, acting in connivance with Chimutashu sold a Benz C200 to Georgias knowing that the car had been imported into the country on a Temporary Identification card and wasn’t supposed to be disposed of.
Chimutashu, dealt directly with Georgias and misrepresented to her that the excise duty for the car had been paid for and that it had been cleared by the police.
It is further alleged that the duo was fully aware that the car had been fraudulently registered with the Motor Industry Association of Zimbabwe and as a result of the misrepresentation, Georgias paid US$30 000 for the car.
Bocha was remanded to appear in court on February 25 for trial commencement.