DISGRUNTLED home seekers yesterday besieged the offices of Zimtrust Housing Company in Harare, believed to be owned by musician and businessman Energy Mutodi, demanding refunds for stands they were allegedly promised since 2007.
REPORT BY KUPAKWASHE MAKONYE OWN CORRESPONDENT
When NewsDay visited the offices, about 30 irate clients had converged, demanding to see the company’s management and after failing to do so, they turned the offices up-side-down. Some of them are owed as much as $4 000 each. Soil was thrown on computers and documents were strewn all over while employees scurried for cover.
“We were told to come here today (Friday) and some came on Thursday to collect their money only to find deserted offices. Most of us are civil servants and they used to take money from our monthly contributions. We cannot talk to them as they are not answering our calls and some of them have switched off their phones,” said one home seeker.
Another one weighed in: “These people are ruthless because they are enriching themselves at our expense. We hear they earn a lot of money and drive fancy cars. We came as far as Guruve only for them to play hide and seek with us.”
Some of them alleged the company had repaid members of the uniformed forces, fearing a backlash. Contacted for comment, Mutodi hung up as soon as this reporter introduced herself.