Mvuma lands officer in court for duping land seekers

ELLEN MLAMBO CHIVHU BUREAU MVUMA - Mvuma District lands officer Oscar Zenda has appeared at the Mvuma Magistrate Court with two accomplices ...



ELLEN MLAMBO
CHIVHU BUREAU

MVUMA - Mvuma District lands officer Oscar Zenda has appeared at the Mvuma Magistrate Court with two accomplices Innocent Gocheke (39) and Misheck Muromo (39) facing charges of defrauding villagers who wanted to get offer letters for land.
The three appeared before Magistrate Tayengwa Chibanda and will be called to court by way of summons.
Prosecutor Michael Kazomba told the court that during the period extending from August 1 to 16 this year, the three connived to defraud the complainant Catherene Manjengwa (38) of Hydon Village in Mvuma in the first count. 
The first accused person Gocheke who is a village head and is in remand prison over a similar case proceeded to the complainant's homestead and told her that all illegal settlers without offer letters from the Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement would be evicted and that he was able to process an offer letter for her at a cost of US$1 000 from the district lands offices in Mvuma.
On August 16, the complainant called the accused whilst she was in Bulawayo informing him that she had managed to raise US$200 and Gocheke advised her that they meet at Mvuma Flea Market.
When the complainant arrived in Mvuma, Gocheke phoned the second accused, Muromo who resides at Athens Mine, Mvuma and employed by KCI money lenders who then allegedly came and received $200 from Manjengwa..
Muromo then left the complainant and the first accused at the Flea market and went to Mvuma Lands Office where he obtained a letter of confirmation allegedly signed by Zenda, and stamped by an Agritex stamp and handed it over to the complainant in a khakhi envelope.
After some days, the complainant realized that she was issued a confirmation letter instead of an offer letter with stand number 30 instead of 13, Hydon, Mvuma.
She then reported the matter to the Police leading to the arrest of the three accused.
On the second count, during the period extending from July 1 to 31 this year, the first accused approached the complainant Gilbert Mhaka of Hydon Village, Mvuma and told him that he could process him an offer letter at a cost of US$1 000 so that he would not be evicted. 
On July 11, the accused took the complainant to Mvuma where he met the second and third accused persons at Musarurwa shops. 
Muromo allegedly received $350 from the complainant in the presence of Gocheke and Zenda.
Zenda is alleged to have sent Muromo to his office where he brought a confirmation letter with an Agritex stamp and Zenda signed the confirmation letter and handed it over to the complainant and instructed the complainant that he should pay the balance.
After few days, Muromo met the complainant at Carval bar, Mvuma where he allegedly received another $200 from the complainant.
The complainant realized that he had been defrauded and made a Police report leading to the arrest of the three. The total amount defrauded is $550 and nothing was recovered.  
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