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Resident defrauded $19 000 in fake housing stand deal

by Stephen Jakes
01 Apr 2017 at 05:56hrs | Views
AN Old Lobengula resident has been defrauded a total of $19 000 in a fake housing stand deal.

This was heard by a Bulawayo magistrate Tinashe Tashaya when Nomaqhawe Ncube (36) and her husband Khumbulani Bhebhe (43) appeared before him. They were  remanded him out of custody on $100 bail each.

The court heard that the complainant in the matter is Sinikiwe Fuzwayo  and sometime in September 2014 Fuzwayo was approached by Ncube who told her that she was selling a residential stand in Burnside Bulawayo. Fuzwayo became interested  to buy the stand and Ncube directed her to her husband Bhebhe.

On 14 September 2014 Fuzwayo entered into a verbal agreement with the couple to purchase the stand  and Ncube directed her to send $15 000 via express links International Linmited through her husband's account to facilitate the purchase.

On October 17 2014 Bhebhe sent Fuzwayo a forged agreement of sale  purportedly signed by the seller known as Marshal Munyaradzi Nyamurowa.

In April 2015 the two took Tinashe Fuzwayo to Burnside and showed him stand number 36A. Fuzwayo then sent $4000 to Bhebhe for the construction of a
cottage. The two converted the money to own use. On August 17 2016 Fuzwayo visited Bulawayo to see progress and discovered that the stand was
nonexistent and that the accused had used her money.

 On August 23 2016 Fuzwayo reported to the police before the two disappeared only to be arrested following a tip off about their where
about. They had defrauded Fuzwayo a total of $19 000 and nothing was recovered.


Source - Byo24News