By Court Reporter
MDC aspiring MP for Mutare North on $380 000 fraud charges is wanted by the police after he failed to turn up in court since last Thursday.
Godfrey Munyamana has been issued with a warrant of arrest after he failed to turn up and answer to a fraud case in which he is being charged together with his wife Fadzai.
He is accused of selling his house to a home-seeker for $380 000, but is now refusing to vacate the property despite the fact that the complainant paid in full.
Munyamana, 45, is being charged together with his wife aged 39.
It is state’s case that Fadzai was charged alongside her husband after the State found out that she had signed an agreement of sale and received the money paid by Humbe, before she turned around and allegedly conspired to terminate the agreement.
Court heard that the couple in 2013 advertised their house and the complainant expressed interest in buying it.
Humbe allegedly paid $380 000 to the couple who later failed to vacate the premises, prejudicing the complainant of his money.
The couple however denies ever defrauding Frank Humbe and they once begged the court for an out-of -court-settlement through their lawyer Rungano Mahuni.
The attempt however flopped after the state insisted on the trial.
Prosecutor Michael Reza insisted on proceeding with the trial before prosecutor General Ray Goba ordered that the matter be heard by another magistrate.