Leave Anglican Church land alone, youths ordered

via Leave Anglican Church land alone, youths ordered | The Herald May 5, 2015

The High Court has ordered a group of Chitungwiza youths to immediately vacate a piece of land owned by the Anglican Church.

Last week the Church of the Province of Central Africa filed an urgent chamber application seeking the eviction of the group led by Petros Rande, Rita Tole, Fortune Chinembiri and Innocent Hamandishe from the land between St Mary’s Police Station and Chikwanha Business Centre.

The land in question measures 93,2544 hectares.

It is the church’s position that the group of youths had invaded the land and were now allocating themselves residential stands.

They were allegedly disrupting church services through demonstrations among other disturbances.

Justice Chinembiri Bhunu last Wednesday granted the church’s application after strong and convincing arguments by Advocate Thabani Mpofu.

The judge’s order reads:

“It is hereby ordered that first, second and third respondents and all persons claiming through them be and are hereby interdicted from carrying out any work on first applicant’s property being a certain piece of land situated in the District of Mangwendi being the farm St Mary’s held by first applicant through deed of grant number 5722 measuring 93,2544 hectares.

“First, second and third respondent be and are hereby interdicted from parcelling out stands from applicant’s property described in paragraph 1 above.

“First, second and third respondents be and are hereby interdicted from interfering with the first applicant’s church services.”

Meanwhile, two suspected con artists who duped a Harare man of $13 500 in a botched land deal, yesterday appeared in court facing fraud charges, reports Solange Dengu.

Panganai Madondo (34) and Marvelous Culvate (35) appeared before Mbare magistrate Mr Stanford Mambanje who remanded them to May 8.

Prosecutor Mr Lawrence Gangarahwe alleges that on March 18 Erick Chagweda saw an advertisement in The Herald for residential stand 1145 Sunningdale 3 going for $13 500.

Chagweda got interested and contacted Tendai Nyambuya who is still at large who identified himself as Cain Tigere, the legitimate owner of the stand.

Nyambuya referred Chagweda to Madondo as his agent to carry out all the verification process in the city centre.

It is alleged that on March 30 Chagweda and Madondo went to the Deeds Office were all verifications were done and he was given a photocopy of deeds of transfer, which was in the name of Cain and Tapiwa Tigere.

The court heard that on that same day Chagweda and his wife proceeded to Marondera to meet Nyambuya and Culvate who identified himself as Tapiwa Tigere.

Madondo produced a memorandum of agreement of sale.

Chagweda and his wife paid $7 000 as deposit.

The offence came to light on April 30 when Chagweda tried to contact Madondo since he wanted to pay the balance and discovered that their numbers were no longer reachable.

Investigations were made leading to their arrest.


  • comment-avatar
    Svosve 5 years ago

    Just how could Zanu PF allow its youths to do such an embarassing act? This erodes Zanu’s reputation? Ooh! that’s if they still have an inch of reputation!

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    Corruption 5 years ago

    Why is it upon verification at the Deeds Office all was well and it later turned out they were bogus. I have heard the Deeds are involved in such scams. They work with these theives and produce fake title deeds. Weduwe zvino torizirepi kana zvadai. How is one going to buy a property if you decide to. Am puzzled at the level of corruption

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    WORRIED 5 years ago

    People beware the Deeds Office people are corrupt. I dnt know how you can verify the genuity of a property but beware you might loose your hard earned money.