Mugabe ‘relative’ gets 35 months for fraud

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Charles Jenami (39), who claims to be President Robert Mugabe’s relative, was sentenced to 35 months in jail by Chinhoyi magistrate Ngoni Nduna for fraud involving land.

BY NUNURAI JENA

Jenami was convicted on nine counts of fraud involving $18 503.

Passing judgment last Thursday, Nduna said the accused was going around committing crimes using the name of the President thereby tarnishing the image of the Head of State.

Nduna said the nine complainants should not have escaped prosecution as they paid bribes to the accused.

“The complainants should have been prosecuted as they approached the courts with dirty hands,” Nduna said.

It was the State’s case that Jenami, a father of 15 children, impersonating a public official, who had the capacity to allocate farms received money from Yamurai Investment ($7 883), Micheal Zimba ($430), Brighton Kasuro ($2 370), Charles Maramba ($430), Edmore Nyamutswa ($1 270), Never Magaya ($500 and $1 600) and Stanley Musenda ($500 and $3 520) for non-existent farms.

The sentence was as follows: 18 months for the first count, 4, 10, 4, 10, 5, 10, 5, and 12 months for the second count to nine, respectively.

Jenami will effectively serve 18 months if he restitutes $9 900 by January 31, 2016.

Jenami is also awaiting trial for two other fraud cases involving land with other five family members at the same court on November 24 and December 9, 2015.

Arthur Bosha prosecuted.

7 COMMENTS

  1. This somewhat confirms that people need farms. Not massive pieces of land but 50 hectares small holdings. I am sure many out there are still hoping for the massive spreads of land to be subdivided to benefit many otherwise potentially productive farmers.
    If the allocation was done in a transparent manner this will never happen. Loop holes where the like of Jenami can walk through to rob the hopeful truly needy people are the order of the day.

  2. He cannot be a relative.
    All of the Despots relatives and approved cronies are protected from any form of prosecution.

  3. Munhu wese kana aba ngaasungwe even hama yaPresident. No one is above the law. Welldone Magistrate Ngoni Nduna. More culprits are to come especially these Chinhoyi and Zvimba people.

  4. Put the thief in jail throw the keys in the river. He’s a useless stupid thief with a fleet of children which means girls were falling to him becz he go around boosting that he related to President.

  5. Put the thief in jail throw the keys in the river. He’s a useless stupid thief with a fleet of children which means girls were falling to him becz he go around boosting that he’s related to the President.

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