ZANU PF activist up for land grabbing 

An activist with the ZANU PF has been hauled before court for allegedly chasing away an Indian business woman from her land claiming it belonged to Him. 

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An activist with the ZANU PF has been hauled before court for allegedly chasing away an Indian business woman from her land claiming it belonged to Him.

Richard Samunda (41) appeared before Harare magistrate, Edwin Marecha facing charges of malicious damage to property .

Prosecuting, Tapiwanashe Zvidzai alleged that charges against Samunda arose from an incident that took place on November 16 last year.

The complainant in the case is Ismael Rashan of Ridgeview, Harare.

It is alleged that Rashan applied for land on an open space and was given stand Number 40720 in Belvedere.

Court heard she went on to erect poles around the place intending to fence it off but Samunda then teamed up with seven men who were dressed in Zanu PF regalia and uprooted the fence.

“We interviewed people near the site who indicated that the accused had come with some people clad in Zanu PF T-shirts and removed the poles,” said Rashan’s employee, Anyway Dobo.

The State also alleged that Samunda was seen by one Mpofu whom the former told the land belonged to him.

The following day the complainant filed a police report after she was informed by her employee that the poles have been uprooted.

Court heard Rashan cross checked with Harare City Council and was told that Samunda was not known to them and that he was not the rightful owner of the stand as he alleged.

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