Former First Lady Mrs Grace Mugabe’s sister, Junior Shuvai Gumbochuma, who is facing three counts of fraud was yesterday further remanded to November 22 when she appeared before magistrate Mrs Ruramai Chitumbura for her routine remand.
She is being represented by Professor Lovemore Madhuku. She allegedly misrepresented to the Government her capacity to subdivide land into smaller residential stands but later sold the undeveloped land at a huge profit,
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.
On March 27, 2015, she was offered the land and was asked to pay $424 426 to the ministry. Gumbochuma then formed and registered a company called Scanlen (Pvt) Ltd to facilitate her fraudulent transaction. Between August and October 2017, Gumbochuma reportedly sold the land to N-Frasys for $2 060 000 without paying for it.