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ZPRA children turn heat on Sipho Malunga over Esidakeni farm

14 Dec 2021 at 14:03hrs | Views
The Esidakeni Farm saga has taken a new twist as pressure group calls on Zimbabwe Anti Corruption to investigate High court judge and prominent Bulawayo lawyer.

Abantwana bomzabalazo a pressure group founded by children of ZPRA veterans have written a scathing letter to the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission calling for an investigation into the conduct of Judge Martin Makonese.

Makonese has a pending issue with the Judicial Service Commission, he was reported to the JSC in April 2021 by businessman Ismail Lunat. Lunat accused Makonese of corruption and improper conduct in a case that involved US$1.4 million.

Abantwana bomzabalazo said: We have noticed a disturbing trend in the matters brought before Justice Makonese involving Josphat Tshuma. We believe that the evidence is pointing towards a deliberate conspiracy to reverse the land reform program through bribery, corruption and criminal abuse of office. We kindly request an urgent investigation into Justice Makonese and Josphat Tshuma over the following matters

Timothy Sean White Vs Zenzo Ntuliki Ref HC 1072-15S v Ndlovu (XREF Jambezi CR 4 of 2014. HB 64 of 2015 – 8 March 2015
S v Rudo (XREF Victoria Falls CR 150 of 2012 HB 65 of 2015 – 15 March 2015.

Martin Makonese in the past ruled against CIO Director Southern Region Zenzo Ntuliki in a land case that involved Josphat Tshuma. Makonese issued a same ruling in a different case this time involving CIO Deputy Director-General Gatsha Mazithulela and Josphat Tshuma.

Analysts noted that the trend is indeed disturbing and there are grounds for investigation.

Source - Nicholas Ncube
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