BULAWAYO High Court judge Justice Martin Makonese has ordered the attachment of houses belonging to Home Affairs minister, Kembo Mohadi, his wife Tambudzani and a business partner if court officials fail to find suitable movable goods to recover about $200 000 from them.
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The money was unlawfully diverted by Mohadi’s family and their business partner John Josias Moyo from a Beitbridge company under liquidation.
In a judgment issued in June, Justice Makonese gave the nod for the minister and Moyo’s properties in Beitbridge and Bulawayo to be attached.
The three are accused of diverting $ 199 994,85 into Tambudzani’s bank account from Nerry Investments (Pvt) Limited.
The company was at the centre of an ownership wrangle between Mohadi and Moyo on one hand and Beitbridge businessman Reginald McGillivray Dawson on the other.
Dawson successfully applied for the company’s liquidation and Barbara Lunga was appointed the liquidator last year.
However, with company under liquidation, Mohadi and Moyo diverted the company funds to his wife, Tambudzani’s CBZ account between January 1 and July 13 last year.
That prompted Lunga to approach the High Court seeking an order for the three to refund the amount.
Houses listed in Justice Makonese’s judgment are stand 108 Beitbridge Township in the name of Kembo Campbell Dugish Mohadi and Stand number 3377 Nkulumane Township, Bulawayo, owned by Moyo.
Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku is the witness in the issuing of the writ of execution. This follows another judgment last year by Justice Lawrence Kamocha accusing the minister and his associates of turning the company’s account into a “piggy bank”.
In August last year, Justice Kamocha divested Mohadi and Moyo of the directorship of Nerry Investments, the company he was accused of grabbing and ordered its liquidation.