By Mary Taruvinga
A Harare Court has issued Amanda Berkowitz nee Cohen, daughter of late businessman Victor Cohen, with a warrant of arrest after she failed to appear in court on Monday.
Cohen-Berkowitz is facing perjury under CR1466/21.
She is facing perjury charges after she allegedly lied under oath that she subscribed to the memorandum documents of Waverley Plastics yet she purportedly didn’t.
Berkowitz denies the charge.
In her defence, Berkowitz said she did nothing unlawful as alleged by her nephew.
She contends that Vico raised a case against her in a bid to silence her over Cohen’s companies.
“There was nothing unlawful about the accused’s statement that she subscribed to the shares in the registered entity known as Waverley Plastics (Pvt) Ltd,” reads her defence outline.
“The accused person rightly made that statement in respect of her knowledge over what she experienced.
“The statement was not false at law, as it is statement that has its own legal meaning and effect in terms of elementary company law, wherein no person would challenge the meaning of the same in the given circumstances.”