Chihuri Agrees To Out Of Court Settlement, Starts Payment

Former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri has agreed to an out of court settlement in a High court case where he is accused of having impounded five cars and a house from a Harare businessman.

It is alleged that Bigboy Pachirera had approached the courts seeking an order to make Chihuri pay him compensation and damages of $2 968 000 incurred after his vehicles and property were impounded, causing him to lose business.

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Daily News learnt from Pachirera’s lawyer, Rungano Mahuni, that some of the payments were already being processed.

Pachirera narrated that he and his family had a torrid time in 2013 as the police homicide department pestered him with orders from Chihuri. Pachirera through his lawyer recited:

At first, I was accused of theft and put into police custody where I was held for seven days before being brought before a court. They would come (police) holding guns at me and force me into signing affidavits one of which gave Chihuri powers to take my Highfield house valued at $50 000.

When I finally appeared in court I was released because police had over-detained me but they did not stop hunting for me.

All the cars that they claimed to have been stolen I had personally bought them from Zimoco here in Zimbabwe. They all had records of my Mercedes Benz ML 350 Formatic and Jeep Cherokee and the three trucks I used in my road construction business.

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