13 June 2016
A CHITUNGWIZA man on Friday appeared in court on allegations of defrauding a Chivhu man his cash amounting to US$300 and property worth US$41.
Joseph Bvunzawabaya 42, of No 10950, Unit, M, Seke, Chitungwiza appeared before magistrate Stanford Mambanje charged with Fraud.
Bvunzawabaya pleaded not guilty to fraud charges and was ordered to pay $200 bail.
He will be back in court on June 23 for trial.
As bail conditions, he was ordered to continue residing at the given address and not to interfere with State witnesses.
He was also ordered to report at the nearest police station once every Friday between 6am and 6pm.
He is expected to appear back in court on June 23 for trial commencement.
On denying the charge, Bvunzawabaya said he never committed the offence and on the day in question he was not in Mbare.
â€œYour Worship I never defrauded any person his cash and property.
â€œI am a true Zimbabwean and I never lied to anyone saying I am a Mozambican,â€ he said.
Circumstances leading to his arrest are that on May 4 this year at Mbare Musika Chishawasha grounds.
It is alleged that Bvunzawabaya connived with his counterparts who are still at large and lied to Moses Kamwana 32 of farm 96, Lancsha, Chivhu that they were From Mozambique and were selling some medicines.
It is alleged that Bvunzawabaya and his colleagues lied to Kamwana that they were in need of assistance in identify and counting the United state dollars.
Bvunzawabaya and his counterparts alleged to have asked Kamwana to leave his belongings including $300, DVD player, invetor and TV aerial and advised him to proceed to Engen Service Station to meet another person who was in possession of the medicines.
Kamwana proceeded to the said Service station but failed to locate the mentioned person and when he returned he found Bvunzawabaya and his counterparts disappeared with his cash and property.
Kamwana lodged a complaint to the police leading to Bvunzawabaya arrest.
Daniel Muchimbiri prosecuted.