Mutodi case postponed

INCARCERATED rhumba crooner Energy Mutodi will spend another weekend behind bars after High Court judge Justice Priscilla Chigumba yesterday said the State had not furnished her with its response to his bail application.

PHILLIP CHIDAVAENZI, SENIOR REPORTER

Although prosecutor Public Mpofu told the court that the State papers were now before the court, the judge insisted that the papers be resubmitted to allow the court time to go through them before making a determination.

“I have not had sight of the response so the matter has to be postponed,” Justice Chigumba ruled and set the next hearing for August 19 for arguments.

Mutodi is accused of defrauding desperate home seekers in Mutare of close to $2 million in a housing scandal.

He has been in custody for the past three weeks. High Court judge Hlekani Mwayera last week denied him bail and struck the matter off the roll as the defence papers were not in order although the State had consented to his bail application.

Mutodi is represented by lawyer Farai Nyamayaro.

Allegations against Mutodi, who is facing similar charges in Harare involving more than $6 million, are that he hatched a plan to defraud unsuspecting civil servants and formed the National Housing Development Trust through which he allegedly lured civil servants into paying monthly payments to buy land in Mutare’s Gimboki South housing project, peg, service it and promised to allocate residential stands to each of them.

16 Comments

  1. This Mutodi defrauded many people not only in Mutare, especially civil servants. The court must quickly order the sale of his properties so that we get back our money.

    1. This guy should never be let out of the prison til he pays us back our money. I tried to get a refund but got frustrated with the process hanzi bring all your payslips showing the deductions. Mutodi i jus wish u rot in jail, nxaa!

  2. So the money he used to import Bothwel to produce his album , and to buy vana Shiga Shiga na Spencer was stolen money . Manje chitima chaponja was next for Shiga Shiga and Spencer .

  3. WILLARD MUBVUMBI

    Mari dzevarombo ukadziba unoita munyama usingapere. Kuchema kwemurombo munamato mukuru. People should be satisfied with all they have. An insatiable hunger for money is a recipe for disaster. Greedy greedy greedy, i wonder why some people never get satisfied with their wealth?

  4. uyu ngaagare kuremand gore rese! Plus auction property yake yese zvese netumagitare twake. The man tried to buy his way into music using stolen money. Kubira vanhu varikupiwa peanuts shuwa shuwa here? May he RIP, that is may he Rot In Prison

  5. SHIGA SHIGA NASPENCER ZVAMAKAVHAIRA MUCHISIYA PETER MUCHITI HAMUTUNGAMIRWI NEPWERE NHASI MUCHAITA SEI?PETER IS READY TO RELEASE ANOTHER ALBUM MUTODI ARI BEHIND THE BARS.MAIBVUMA KUPIWA MARI YOKUBA IMI MAIFUNGA KUTI NETSVINA YAMAIRIDZA IYA MAWANA MARI YAKAWANDA PLZ USE COMMON SENSE

  6. SHIGA SHIGA NASPENCER ZVAMAKAVHAIRA MUCHISIYA PETER MUCHITI HAMUTUNGAMIRWI NEPWERE NHASI MUCHAITA SEI?PETER IS READY TO RELEASE ANOTHER ALBUM MUTODI ARI BEHIND THE BARS.MAIBVUMA KUPIWA MARI YOKUBA IMI MAIFUNGA KUTI NETSVINA YAMAIRIDZA IYA MAIWANA MARI YAKAWANDA PLZ USE COMMON SENSE

  7. zvayi ndadiiko ini,ko ndakati mari dzenyu handidzori here,ingondiregai ndibude ndidzore mari dzevanhu. muno mujeri mandiri hamuiti vakomana izvozvi maoko angu azvimba nekuputitsa inda.

  8. unedzungu mfana mutodi, woti kuba mazimari and you use that money kuuraya music industry taking maband evanhu, manje macheso haanzwaro chigure chiya

    1. Fraudster, ko yainzi BAROCHIT yakaenda kupi.We lost money to the same trick. Mutodi is just a tip of the iceberg.

  9. Energy wakasiyira chii chiteacher kumasvingo uchida kupfuma hona manje

  10. first victim of zanu, haikona vaicampaigner ku Domboshava nemari yekubauchiti Zanu inoti your loot was indegionization and empowerment, vamama

    1. Zanu Original do not tarnish the name of the people’s party by using vulgar words on some of your comments.u see such words are abusive and should not be condoned. We need to respect our culture as Zimbabweans. Don’t take advantage that most people including yourself use nicknames on this platform, the most important thing is to respect our culture and be guided by the word of God

  11. Wakandirwadzisa pakuuraya chikwata chaYoung Igwe

  12. Kwahi chitima chaponja kikikikikikiki

  13. Haasati

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