Kaukonde sucked in fight over Airport Road land

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THE trial of Harare businessman Craig John William Danckwerts, who allegedly sold 300 hectares of land to Chemist Siziba before filing fraudulent forms at the Registrar of Deeds offices purporting to be still owner of the land, failed to start yesterday after the docket was referred back to Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana’s Office for review.

PHILLIP CHIDAVAENZI

This was after Danckwerts had raised concern over the manner in which the case was being handled.

Presiding magistrate Sandra Mupindu remanded the matter to February 11 after Danckwerts complained that the State was treating him as a suspect and yet he was the first to report Siziba as having stolen his property.

The court heard that Danckwerts, who allegedly purported to be a co-director of the properties together with Mashonaland East Zanu PF provincial chairperson Ray Kaukonde and others, said the circumstances of the complainants’ case were similar to those of his, although he was the first one to report the matter in December last year.

The matter was remanded with the consent of prosecutor Michael Reza and defence counsel Tafadzwa Hungwe.

Allegations are that after concluding the property transfer deal with Siziba, Danckwerts later caused the former’s arrest accusing him of stealing his property.

The land in question, located near Harare International Airport, is identified in court documents as Lots 4 and 5 of Arlington Estate measuring 200,0347 and 104,0809 hectares respectively.

The State alleges that sometime in December 1998, Siziba, through his firm Hawkhope Investments purchased the entire share
capital of Danckwerts’ two firms trading as Nyland Enterprises and Great-Insight Investments. Both firms fell under Danckwerts’ holding company Danbro Holdings.

On August 25, 1999, it is alleged Danckwerts, together with one Paul Rijk Peacey, resigned as directors of the two firms leading to Siziba, together with Margret Siziba and Bernadette Sekai Veteranwa, assuming control of the two firms as the new directors.

However, sometime between 2011 and 2012, Danckwerts turned against Siziba and caused his arrest accusing him of stealing his firms.
But police investigations revealed that Danckwerts had allegedly submitted a fraudulent form to the Registrar of Companies between February 2011 and May 2012 purporting to be still a director of the firms at the centre of the controversy.

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  1. A NUMBER OF THESE GUYS SEEM TO HAVE CROOKED MINDS,WITH SO MUCH THEY TEND TO DO SO MUCH BAD STUFF,I HOPE IT IS NOT BECAUSE THEY CANT BE SENT TO CHIKURUBI.IT SEEMS AS IF MUCH OF THE LAND IN HARARE IS IN THE HANDS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE SAME POLITICAL CIRCLES OR THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS IN THE HANDS OF 4000 PEOPLE.WHAT ABOUT US.

  2. Once there were about 4000 caucasian nationals powning much of the productive and commercially valuable land in the country. We were told that it was a bad thing since they were accussed from cominf from lands afar. Now we have about 4000 greedy black people from one political party owning the same land and access to land. Now we are supposed to smile as they pocket the money, eat from their high tables, flaunt wealth while they walk on our sorry, malnourished bodies. They murder us if we voice our concerns. They break our hands. They live from our sweat and blood. They are a lot with no conscience. All they see are dollar signs and nothing else, If you cross they path ypu are sure to face the acid tanks, or an accident there, or short sleeves. But where is the so called independence? Its still the dominance of a selected greedy, powerful and murderous few. They have perfrctd the art of repression or is it oppression? They love it! But vana Moboto vakambozviita. Your time will come one day. Muchamhanya chete!

  3. Zanu pf wants us to believe kuti whites are that bad yet they are bedding them.Mash central is the chief culprit on this one.Mazanu chefs are sub contracting minda kuvachena…matepatepa,centenary and Umvukwes.Zvoitwa sei,nani,rinhi?Mdara get serious on thse Rays of the planet before it costs you votes in 2018:Ndanyarara.Musa zvionera pamhuno seforhya.

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