A top National Prosecuting Agency official has been implicated in $75 Million loan fraud scandal involving a Bulawayo couple, The Standard reports.
According to the publication, Chris Mutangadura, the NPA’s chief public prosecutor, has been reported to ZACC after he allegedly meddled in the cases involving a Bulawayo businessman Lovemore Kutamahufa and his wife, Acsilia.
The couple is accused by their business partner Lungisani Ncube, a Zanu PF politician, of forging his signature to obtain a loan from FBC Bank and Mutangadura is accused of roping in a handwriting expert identified as Nhari without following proper procedures by Kutamahufa who is alleging that Mutangadura is siding with Ncube.
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Kutamahufa has already lodged a complaint against Mutangadura Mutangadura with Zacc, which was recorded as case number HCR 21/05/2020.
According to the publication:
Mutangadura allegedly ordered the prosecution of Kutamahufa, FBC bank manager Tizirai Mutandwa and lawyer Jonathan Taona Tsvangirai on the strengths of a report made by Nhari that Ncube’s signatures were forged.
Nhari made his report based on illegible photocopies of the original documents alleged to have been forged by Kutamahufa.
At the time the matter was still being handled by the police’s forensic department where Ncube had failed to produce original documents for a government forensic expert, one Gombakomba, to examine the alleged forged signatures.
ZACC Chairperson could not confirm if they have started investigating the matter as she said she needs to go and verify with her commission first.
More: The Standard