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Lawyer up for theft of motor vehicle

by Staff reporter
03 Dec 2020 at 06:36hrs | Views
A GURUVE-BASED lawyer Nancy Mabhoyi (37) of Mabhoyi and Associates has been summoned to Bindura magistrates' courts to answer a case of motor vehicle theft.

Mabhoyi is set to appear in court on January 25 next year.

According to State papers, on March 27 2017, the complainant Simbarashe Zema (21) was arrested on unlawful entry and theft at a premise in Mvurwi and approached Mabhoyi for her services. Simbarashe was convicted and sentenced to five years behind bars.

The complainant did not have enough money and through his father, Edzai Zema, they gave to the lawyer Simbarashe's Mazda 323 valued at $2300.

Zema left the car as surety that he getting repaid, making it unclear whether the RBZ and government are indeed controlling or honouring debt obligations.

"I think I would feel the same way as Ncube...scratching his head thinking "how am I possibly going to keep this under wraps now"? No doubt there will be an appeal," MDC Alliance treasury general, David Coltart tweeted.

Section 300 (3) of the Constitution also states that the Finance Minister must "cause its terms to be published in the Gazette" within 60 days after the government has concluded a loan agreement or guarantee. Section 18 (2) of the Public Debt Management Act also states: "Within sixty days after government has concluded a loan or guarantee agreement, the Minister must cause its terms to be published by notice in the Gazette".

would bring the $340 that was owed to the lawyer.

When Zema came with the money, the lawyer had sold the car without his consent. Simbarashe was also not consulted.

Mabhoyi was previously convicted of car theft after she stole a car from a legal aid company.

Source - newsday