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State Seeks To Recover Millions From Former Police Boss

State Seeks To Recover Millions From Former Police Boss

The High Court is this week expected to hear a corruption case in which the State is seeking to recover more than US$32 million and seize numerous properties from former Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri and his family.

Chihuri, who has been in exile since the military coup that toppled the late former president Robert Mugabe in 2017, reportedly siphoned millions of dollars for his personal, family and cronies’ benefit during the 25 years he was police boss.

He allegedly sold five properties between 2017 and 2018, and buyers paid a total of US$620 000 for the properties.

The five properties were registered in the names of Chihuri’s family members and the State is still trying to figure out how ownership changed in respect of two other assets previously owned by the Chihuri family.

Prosecutor-General Kumbirai Hodzi has filed a fresh application seeking an explanation on the sale of the properties. The properties sold include:

  • A mansion in Gletwyn sitting on 30 acres of land valued at US$7 million.
  • Stand 1421 Gletwyn Township walled, gated with a borehole, water tank, tank stand and wooden cabin. It was sold on 17 July 2018 by Isobel Halima Khan Chihuri to Brian Chijaka for US$130 000. Isobel’s brother, Aitken Khan, had her power of attorney.
  • Stand Number 1411 Gletwyn was also sold by True Hope Trust and Khan again stood for his sister. The value of the property is yet to be established.
  • On 21 March 2018, Khan sold number 8 St Aubin’s Chisipite in Harare on behalf of owner Samantha Chihuri to Erinah Muchingami for US$365 000. The property measures 9 094 square metres.
  • On 29 August 2017, Khan sold another property in Strathaven, registered in the name of Nicole Tawonga Chihuri. The property was sold to Fairline Investments Pvt Ltd for US$125 000.

The Chihuri family is also expected to explain how they acquired Lot 3 of Plot 4 of Juliasdale, Nyanga, a property worth US$3 860 000, and 14453 Ibhalabhala Crescent, Selbourne Park in Bulawayo.

More: Chronicle


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18 Comments

Pfuuu 4 months ago

MBinga


MaFyt 4 months ago

Augustine has remained mum for a reason, trust me he doesnt care much now


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR THIS CAMARADA KNOWN AS AUGUSTINE CHIHURI. WE WENT TO THE SAME SECONDARY SCHOOL, ST ALBERTS, IN MOUNT DARWIN IN 1970. I WAS DOING FORM 1 WHEN AUGUSTINE WAS DOING FORM 2.

HE WAS EXTREMELY BRIGHT AND LOYAL TO THE ROMAN CATHOLIC JESUITS FATHERS. AUGUSTINE WENT TO WAR IN 1972 SOON AFTER COMPLETING HIS O LEVELS IN DECEMBER 1972. HE COMES FROM MADZIWA AREA.

I DO NOT KNOW WHY HE GOT SO GREEDY TO ALMOST SINGLE HANDEDLY OWN THE WHOLE OF GLETWIN SUBURB.

THE ONLY SOLUTION IS TO ASK CAMARADA CHIHURI HOW HE ACQUIRED THESE PROPERTIES AND IF HE CAN NOT EXPLAIN, THEY SHOULD BE FORFEITED TO THE STATE.

I AM AWARE THAT CAMARADA CHIHURI IS SITTING PRETTY WITH HIS PARENTS IN LAW IN MALAWI. I DO NOT THINK HE WILL BE WILLING TO COME BACK TO DEFEND "HIS" PROPERTIES.

HE HAS PROVED THAT HE WAS NOT A POLITICIAN. WHILE HIS COLLEAGUES IN SOUTH AFRICA AND KENYA COMMENT ON POLITICAL ISSUES, AUGUSTINE HAS REMAINED MUM.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
{ THE BUSH LAWYER }


BuJuH 4 months ago

zvorwadza vaya vekut homwe ikaserera vanotongorera dzevamwe; isu anaBuJuH as long tararama


🤨🤨 4 months ago

Ummmmmm ma hekta Ari kutaurwa apo ayo ummm ngavamusire zvinhu zvake ivo avasi kuba her so


The Terraces 4 months ago

Nhasi manje.
Yo !


Ck munodawafa 4 months ago

Uuuuuuu maone


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Wezhira 4 months ago

Mutsvene pakati penyu ndiani,dai maiva vatsvene ZACC by now ingadai yakasunga vanhu vakawanda,mese muri mbavha naMugabe wacho yaitovawo mbavha thats why chinyika chedu chichinhuwa nhamo neurombo,Chihuri ndiye adiii hake,


Chapwititi Kestombela 4 months ago

My questions are, how much have you amased so far as the presidium? How much did you have before entering the government? How many properties do you have so far? I know of this other property on a hill with nice architectural touch belonging to the VP 🤔. Mines belonging to HE's proxies 🤔. Zmukadyiwa in elections ibvai matiza henyu nekuti those millions will be recovered too 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


Unifier General 4 months ago

Iwo vachabatwawo,,,, Chamisa chete


Pala 4 months ago

Chihuri's other frontman roaming freely is James Nyakotyo.


🤨🤨 4 months ago

Yaaa nyakotyo is my former boss imbavha apa ahadi kubhadhara

MuGrade 2 4 months ago

After Chihure's blunder...they wanna take in pretence that they recovering it on behalf of the state whilst they share it amongst themselves....a case of powerful thief, forcefully taking e loot from a weaker thief in pretence of returning it to e owner..


Manikiniki 4 months ago

As long as pple like Henrietta Rushwaya who were caught red-handed are walking scott free then all this noise is just the barking of a toothless bulldog.


Kanda 4 months ago

Those who are currently serving what do they have.why do they follow the property when someone is out of power


Chogu fire03°^∆ 4 months ago

Siyanai nazvoo izvoo varipo vachoo ikoko havasi kuba here. Mbudzi inodya payakasungirirwa bambo.


Chikandamina 4 months ago

Vakawanda batai vanhu


Jay@gmail.com 4 months ago

Batai munhu Bambo



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