Chihuri sues Chiwenga’s in-law over $212 000

By | June 15, 2017

Source: Chihuri sues Chiwenga’s in-law over $212 000 – NewsDay Zimbabwe June 14, 2017

Commissioner-General of Police, Augustine Chihuri, has approached the courts seeking to compel a local auctioning firm, KM Auctions (Pvt) Ltd, to remit $212 345 realised through selling the force’s property throughout the country.

BY CHARLES LAITON

KM Auctions is owned by Premier Soccer League club Dynamos president and businessman Keni Mubaiwa, whose daughter, Marry, is married to Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander, General Constantino Chiwenga.

The auction company is yet to respond to the summons that were filed by the Civil Division of the Attorney-General (AG)’s Office on June 9, 2017.

Through his lawyers from the AG, Chihuri said sometime in 2015, his office and the auctioneers entered into an agreement in terms of which the latter would sell, by auction, Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) motor vehicles, motorcycles, pedal cycles, quad bikes and redundant spares and obsolete equipment.

He further said his office agreed with KM Auctions that the proceeds of the said auction would be deposited into a ZRP bank account, but despite having conducted many sales, the auctioneers reneged on the parties’ agreement with the law enforcement agency.

“Defendant (KM Auctions) conducted auctions throughout the country in 2015 and realised an amount of
$212 345. The defendant has breached the above-mentioned agreement. The defendant has failed to deposit the proceeds of the auction into the ZRP bank account,” Chihuri said.

He further said on March 7 this year, his office issued a letter of demand to KM Auctions, calling upon the latter to remit the auction proceeds within seven days or risk being issued with court summons.

“Notwithstanding the demand, the defendant has failed, neglected and/or refused to pay amount due and payable to the plaintiff. Wherefore, the plaintiff’s claim against the defendant is for payment of $212 345, interest thereon calculated at the prescribed rate from date of summons to date of payment in full plus costs of suit on legal practitioner and client scale,” Chihuri said.

The matter is pending at the High Court.

One thought on “Chihuri sues Chiwenga’s in-law over $212 000

  1. mapingu

    Zanu pf entitlement policy & practice at its best. Clearly, the commander’s father-in-law cum zanu pf thief is simply exercising his entitlement rights bestowed on him by the zanu pf vampire regime. Mubaiwa’s simple argument is: “How can anyone ever expect me not to use state monies and properties anyway I want when I am a senior zanu pf member; and on top of that a father-in-law to the army commander, which makes me the country’s father-in-law anyway.” Surely all zanu pf political judges who man Zimbabwe’s partisan courts will understand Mubaiwa’s argument.

    The other thing we all know is that, Chihuri is taking his fellow thief to court becoz he was not given his share of the loot; or at least he later discovered that the share of the loot he was given was much smaller than what other beneficiary thieves got; which did not go down well with him Think of it, the auctions were conducted in 2015, then a letter of demand was only sent this year, that is 2 yrs down the line. So, what has been happening in between – what would have taken Chihuri that long to do that? Conniving thieves! nxaaaaaa!!!

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