Estranged former ZRP Chief Augustine Chihuri has made claims that people valuing his properties are prejudiced against him as they are overvaluing his assets in what he called a typical case of political persecution, New Zimbabwe reports.
In the court papers submitted on behalf of the former commissioner-general, Chihuri argued that the valuations have valued a house in Chitungwiza at $7 Million and he argues that it is impossible for a house in a high-density suburb to have such a value:
I wish to observe that the estimated valuations of my properties are a shocker and intended to arouse public anger against my family in pursuit of political persecution…The valuations on properties are mischievous and it’s typical of political persecution..
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How can a Zengeza high density suburb three-roomed house be valued at $7 million, an old house built by the Chitungwiza municipality? The valuations of the properties are ‘thumb sucked values totaling $150 million dollars’, which is a shocker, to say the least.
Who were these valuators, how professional are they in this field of valuation? Where are the valuations relied on?
Chihuri whose assets are on the verge of being forfeited by the state is arguing that he made his empire since he was a successful businessman, a government employee and an Interpol employee and a successful farmer long before land reform began.
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