via LATEST: ZACC boss judgment day set | The Herald August 20, 2014 by Tendai Rupapa
Judgment in the case in which Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission chief executive Ngonidzashe Gumbo is accused of defrauding the commission of US$435 000 has been set for October 30.
Gumbo allegedly bought offices to be used by the commission in Mt Pleasant using Government funds, but registered the property in the name of a company he jointly owned with four of his subordinates.
Magistrate Mr Simon Kachambwa set the judgment date after the defence closed its case on Tuesday.
Gumbo is being represented by Mr Raphael Tsivama.
Allegations against Gumbo are that in 2010 he bought the offices using Government funds, but registered them in the name of Property Mortgage, a shelf company he jointly owned with his subordinates.
The State alleged that he requested US$1 680 000 from the Ministry of Home Affairs to purchase the property when in actual fact the cost was US$1,2 million.
ZACC deposited the US$1 680 000 into a CBZ account for Perpetual Properties.
The property was then allegedly bought and Perpetual Properties deducted US$44 500 commission, leaving a balance of US$435 500.
The State contends that US$160 000 was used for the purchase of a property owned by Pop Technologies where Gumbo and one Popatlal Samir are directors.
Da Silva was allegedly given US$100 000, while Samir received US$95 000, with Gumbo allegedly allocating US$80 000 for “renovations”.