The Prosecutor Generals has said former Police Chief Augustine Chihuri disposed properties subject to Investigations and possible forfeiture in 2017 and 2018, The Herald reports.
Chihuri who is being asked by the state which had already been granted the order to freeze his assets is being accused of siphoning public funds into companies owned by his family.
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According to Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi, the 5 properties in question were sold in 2017 shortly before he fled the country and in 2018 after he already left and buyers paid a total of $620 000 for the properties registered in Chihuri and his family’s names.
According to PG Hodzi:
My inquiry with the Registrar of Deeds’ office and correspondences I received from interested parties, revealed more of how the respondents went on a rampage to dispose of properties that are subject to investigations and possible forfeiture.
According to Hodzi here is a list of some of the properties sold by Chihuri:
- On July 17, 2018, Isobel Halima Khan Chihuri sold stand 1421 Gletwyn Township which was walled, gated with a borehole, water tank, tank stand and wooden cabin to Brian Chijaka for US$130 000
- Stand Number 1411 Gletwyn was also sold by True Hope Trust again
- On March 21, 2018, Khan sold 8 St Aubin’s Chisipite in Harare on behalf of owner Samantha Chihuri to Erinah Muchingami for US$365 000.
- On August 29, 2017, Khan had sold 784 Strathaven, registered in the name of Nicole Tawonga Chihuri to Fairline Investments Pvt Ltd for US$125 000.
Chihuri has argued that he worked hard to acquire the properties and said he was a successful farmer way before land reform started.
More: The Herald