Former first lady Grace Mugabe’s sister Shuvai Junior Gumbochuma was arrested and appeared before Harare Magistrate Mr Elisha Singano facing three counts of fraud emanating from the alleged fraudulent acquisition of land on the pretext that she wanted to develop stands before selling off part of the land for $2 million.
Represented by Professor Lovemore Madhuku, Mrs Gumbochuma was granted $500 bail and ordered to reside at her Concession home and not to interfere with witnesses.
As part of her bail conditions, Gumbochuma was ordered to surrender her passport and report twice a week at Concession Police Station.
She was also ordered to continue residing at her address, Kachere Farm in Bindura, and not to interfere with witnesses and evidence.
It is the State’s case that sometime in August 2014, stands number 139 and 140 Gillingham Estate in Dzivaresekwa were available for sale to deserving and capable developers who could subdivide them into high-density residential stands.
Gumbochuma misrepresented to the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing that she had the capacity to develop the land.
Source – ZBC