In a letter written to Mr Bigboy Pachirera’s lawyer Mr Rungano Mahuni, former ZRP Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri denied allegations by the businessman that Chihuri forcibly took over his posh cars and properties.
He argues that Parichera who is suing him for $3 million, voluntarily handed over the vehicles and properties as settlement for financial losses that his businesses suffered when Pachirera, who was employed at Chihuri’s company Kidsdale Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd as a transport manager from 1998 to 2013, ran a parallel business to his own. During the time, Pachirera allegedly registered a business and subsequently began drawing down fuel from Chihuri’s company. Part of Chihuri’s letter reads:
Without declaring interest, your client secretly registered a transport company, Cheinpac Investments, offering the same services as his employer. Between February and June 2007, your client stole 49 500 litres of diesel meant for Kidsdale’s Shamva project. In 2011, Kidsdale was contracted on the Harare-Bulawayo Road dualisation project. Your client, as the transport manager, contracted his two tipper trucks alongside his employers trucks, drawing diesel from Kidsdale Enterprises’ account at PaKarina Service Station. He drew 2 150 litres of diesel valued at $2 795.
Chihuri said Pachirera offered a Jeep Cherokee valued at $80 000 and ML 350 CDI valued at $160 000 as well as a Highfield property as compensation for the financial loss. When this could not satisfy his debt, Pachirera willingly offered his Scania tipper truck and a DAF tipper truck.