Blessing and Upenyu Mashangwa, the Harare couple which filed a lawsuit against United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa, over “false prophecies” is pleading for an out of court settlement in a separate fraud case. The Mashangwas are claiming that Makandiwa made a false prophecy saying that their debt would be cancelled which resulted in them losing their house after it was attached and sold for $500 000 instead of $700 000.
The couple is being sued by lawyer Jemina Gumbo who is demanding $800 000 from them saying she also bought the same house from them in 2012. Gumbo says the Mashangwas later cancelled the sale and agreed to refund her money if she helped them win a civil lawsuit. However, the Mashangwa stopped communicating with her when she won the lawsuit.
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The Mashangwas have since appealed for two more weeks in order to settle the matter out of court. Their lawyer Jacqueline Sande, told the Standard,
The trial did not proceed because there are some technical issues that the parties should address before the trial commences,” Sande said.
We were given two weeks to attend to the technical issues. The parties may also settle the case out of court.
The Mashangwas have made the proposal and if the parties do not reach an out-of-court settlement, the matter goes for trial.
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