A Harare lawyer, Kudzaishe Gama is under probe by the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) over alleged unprofessional conduct after he reportedly transferred a property with a mortgage bond and failed to remit the money to beneficiaries.
NewsDay reports that Gama and Associates were hired as a conveyancer to transfer a stand that belonged to Norbert Njazi into his client Frank Rudolph’s name.
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Gama allegedly failed to remit the developmental levy to Saltana and CBZ Bank Limited which held the mortgage bonds, leading the financial institution to lose its security of US$80 000.
LSZ executive secretary Edward Mapara wrote to Gama saying his conduct was in violation of sections 20, 21 of the Code of Conduct SI 37 of 2018. Mapara wrote:
_You are being implicated of facilitating the transfer of a property despite the existence of a mortgage nod on the property and failure to remit funds due to Saltan. In terms of the Law Society by-laws, you are requested to reply to the substance of the complaint within 14 days._
_Kindly note that your failure to respond within the stipulated timeframe will result in negative inferences being drawn for your failure to respond and the matter would be forwarded to the disciplinary and ethics committee without further reference to you._
_You are, therefore, to furnish as much evidence as possible in substantiating any averments you may make in relation to the complaint investigation._
The complaint had been made by Njazi, who was the owner of the property when CBZ sued him for the loss of its security bonds, arguing that he was in debt.
Njazi expressed concern over Mr Gama’s conduct but the lawyer dismissed the complaint by Njazi, saying it is a matter of sour grapes after he was evicted by Rudolph from the house.