Zimbabwe: Augur Investments Implicate Mnangagwa, Top Govt Officials in Land Dispute

Augur Investments thru its chief operations officer Tatiana Aleshina has implicated President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the land dispute whereby the Metropolis of Harare entered into settlement with the firm.

In a sworn affidavit before the High Court in accordance with Harare North legislator Norman Markham, Savings Scheme and Jacob Pikicha High Court utility (case number HC 425/21) in search of reversal of the settlement, Aleshina implicated the President, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Charge and staunch affairs Permanent Secretary Ms Virginia Mabhiza.

“For the duration of the Supreme Court court cases and in the spirit of in search of to reach a settlement, I accompanied the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Native Executive to a assembly with the Head of Snort whereby it modified into agreed that the parties have to aloof try and opt their differences as an out of court settlement.

“The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Native Executive thereafter referred to as a assembly of the Metropolis of Harare officials, that is, the Town Clerk Abraham Chisango and the Mayor Councilor Herbert Gomba. There had been additionally diversified Ministry and Metropolis officials. It modified into agreed that parties would try and barter a mutually agreed Deed of Settlement.” said Aleshina

She said the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Charge had cleared Augur Investments and Kenneth Raydon Sharpe of any wrongdoing.

“The Anti-Corruption Charge absolved 1st respondent, 2nd respondent and myself of any wrongdoing. The case never went to court and due to this of this fact the statements are beside the point and ought to be expunged from the memoir.

“Augur Investments went on to write to the Secretary of the Land Charge Ms Virginia Mabhiza advising that the Anti-Corruption Charge had been to scrutinize us and enquiring what the considerations had been. Full disclosure on the land financial institution modified into made. The Charge modified into requested to conduct an enquiry they wished to relieve 1st respondent, 2nd respondent and I to constructive our names. To this point they’ve now not came across any wrongdoing with Augur Investments. 1st respondent, 2nd respondent and I have to now not even implicated in the Uchena land price memoir on unlawful parceling of sigh land.” Aleshina said.

She said Stand 654 Pomona Township, is registered in the name of Doorex Properties (7th applicant) and has since been subdivided into 1 120 particular person stands.

Aleshina said the third applicant, Jacob Pikicha describes himself as an unemployed housing land activist who is homeless or a squatter.

“He’s both landless and jobless. His potentialities of purchasing for land in an space like Borrowdale are nearly nil. He has no true and tall ardour in doubtlessly the latest litigation. The tips require that go of the court be got for the sing of any civil direction of which may perhaps additionally be sued out against the President but no such go modified into sought or got by applicants despite citing Mnangagwa,” she unearths.

Aleshina denied being Ukrainian but Russian and denied allegations that Sharpe is a fugitive.

“There are no pending prison court cases against him to substantiate this libelous counterfeit accusation. There’s now not any court expose calling for his incarceration. The law enforcement agents on this nation have to now not even attempting to search out him,” Aleshina submitted.

Markham, Pikicha and Savings Scheme argue that the Deed of Settlement signed between Harare Metropolis and Augur Investments modified into now not utterly unlawful but an even theft of prime council land. They argue that stipulations of the deal had been never fulfilled.

The Deed of Settlement partly reads: “Upon signature of this Deed of Settlement, the Minister (July Moyo), Metropolis of Harare and Augur undertake to withdraw all and any staunch actions and court cases, both civil prison, pending against every diversified before the courts.

“The minister undertakes to command the Coghlan, Welsh and Guest to commence the title deeds to stand number 654 Pomona Township to Augur. Correct now thereafter, the Minister and/or the President shall signal all and any documents valuable to facilitate and originate the transfer of the said stand to Augur or its nominee, Doorex Properties within 14 days.

“Extra to the above the above, the ministry and COH, in the spirit of Zimbabwe being originate for alternate and to enhance Augur in its continued investments, undertake, discipline to statutory compliance, to expedite the issuance of all and any valuable licences and permits to Augur and its linked companies for any of its trends which it is accomplishing in Harare.”

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