HOME Affairs Minister, Ignatius Chombo, on Monday dragged his neighbour to court on allegations of damaging the water drainage system at his Chishawasha Hills home.
Nichodimus Takavadi, 49, appeared before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba. He was charged for malicious damage to property and remanded out of custody to March 23.
The complainant in the matter is minister Chombo’s site manager, Luckmore Thom.
Prosecutor Shambadzeni Fungura alleged that on February 20 Takavadi arrived home and found that Thom had already placed some stones parallel to the minister’s precast wall.
The stones were a decoration at the residence, the court heard.
It is alleged that Takavadi wanted to park his vehicle parallel the minister’s precast wall. He then pushed six stones down the sloppy area against the water drainage wall.
Court heard that the drainage was built beside the minister’s precast wall, a few meters from the back gate. The drainage was damaged by the stones.
After pushing the stones, Takavadi, creating an entrance to his house, allegedly parked his vehicle along the minister’s precast wall.
It is alleged that the land is in the front of the minister’s house.
The value of the damaged property is $200.