A traditional leader from Chipinge, Manicaland, Chief Mupungu has sold a vehicle he received from the government violating the law which stipulates that the vehicles can only be sold after five years.
The government is reportedly in the process of reversing the transaction which would see the chief,, born name Happyson Nxumalo Mupungu receiving a Toyota ToyoAce and $US4 000 for his Isuzu Double cab which has a market value of over US$50 000. The affidavit signed by the chief read:
Ini Happyson Nxumalo Mpungu wekwaMakoho Primary School BoX 185 Checheche ndakatengesa mota yangu Isuzu KB 250 reg number AFC 3164 kuna Dzidzai Butau achindipawo Toyota Toyoace nemari USD$4 000 abhadhara yese yakakwana…,” reads part of the affidavit.
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(I, Happyson Nxumalo Mpungu of Makoho Primary School Box 185 Checheche, sold my car Isuzu KB 250 registration number, AFC 3164 to Dzidzai Butau, who in return gave me a Toyota ToyoAce and an amount of US$4 000 which he paid in full.)
Manicaland provincial administrator, Edgars Seenza, on Thursday confirmed to Manica Post that the chief had indeed sold the vehicle and said a reversal of the deal was underway.
Reports also suggest that Seenza instructed police in Chipinge to seize the vehicle from Butau who bought the vehicle from the chief.
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