Avonlea woman’s house withdrawn from auction


A 65-YEAR-OLD Harare woman who was on the verge of losing her Avonlea house finally paid the required $3 400 to block the sale of the house last week.


Josephine Chitate told NewsDay that she raised the amount of money and paid the financial institution resulting in the withdrawal of the house from being auctioned.

“I managed to pay the whole amount,” Chitate said.
Her son, who could not be named, said the house was withdrawn from auction and all was well.

There was anxiety last week over the sale of the house after Chitate’s husband entered into a deal with his son without his wife’s knowledge.

Chitate said she bought the 595m2 together with her husband in 1983 and built a three-bedroomed house with a lounge and dining, kitchen, bathroom and separate toilet.

The property is also walled and gated with a double carport and two-roomed staff quarters.

She leant she was on the verge of losing her property through a Press advert.

Her step son Nigel Kaseke borrowed some money from a local bank, and his father, who was a guarantor submitted title deeds of the property without Chitate’s knowledge.

Kaseke failed to repay the required amount on time resulting in the bank attempting to auction the property to recover its money.


  1. Mr Reporter , did the woman not really know that the husband had guaranteed the loan , was she a co-owber of the house , how was the bond registered without her knowledge. The article could be complete by presenting a lessons learnt side as well eg that dont just sign documents without reading or understanding ( caveat subscriptor)

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