Mutumwa Mt Pleasant home: ZACC launches investigations


MASVINGO – The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has launched investigations into how Afaras Gwaradzimba, an administrator for Shabani-Mashava Mines (SMM) ended up collecting rentals from Mutumwa Mawere’s private property in Mt Pleasant.

Mawere could have lost US$500 000 in income from the house which sits on several acres of land in the plush suburb.

ZACC Spokesperson John Makamure confirmed the investigations to The Mirror and said that Mawere reported the case.

“I can confirm that we received Mutumwa Mawere’s complaint and sent it to our investigators. I cannot give you the details of the investigation for now,” said Makamure.

Mawere had his SMM company taken away by Government in 2004 on allegations that he had prejudiced the country of US$300 billion and Gwaradzimba was appointed administrator of the company.

Gwaradzimba then went on to include Mawere’s US$450 000 Mt Pleasant house in his portfolio and collected rent for 17 years from 2004 to March 2021 without the latter’s consent.

Efforts to get a comment from Gwaradzimbaa who was appointed administrator by the then Minister Patrick Chinamasa were fruitless.

Although Gwaradzimba is accepting fault, he is refusing to release lease agreements to Mawere to show who rented his house when and what was paid over the years. Gwaradzimba has referred Mawere to his lawyers DHM for the information.

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