Man, six children left homeless following eviction by former Zanu PF minister

Cde Nicholas Goche

A Bindura man has been rendered homeless after being evicted from their house in the town’s Chipindura suburb over land payment disputes with former Cabinet Minister Cde Nicholas Goche.

A father of six, Mr Trymore Arigundiya spent three days in the open with the children before his sister took them in at her home in Chiwaridzo Phase 3.

He was served with an eviction letter on March 4.

The stand in dispute, house number 1874 Chipindura Township was sold to Shepherd Mutara in 2017 by Mr Pearson Kamuchengi who was an agent for Cde Goche for US$15 000.

Mr Kamuchengi used Matrices Investment for the sale and was paid US$8 000 as payment for the stand.

Mutara later sold the stand to Mr Arigundiya in 2018 who paid him around US$7 000 and started constructing a house the following year.

Cde Goche, through his company Mushayahembe Enterprise, started demanding the standing purchase price of US$15 000 plus interest.

The parties did not agree on the outstanding balance and Cde Goche approached the High Court for an eviction order.

“I was not served with the summons and I saw people coming to evict me from the house. I spent three days in the open before my sister and her husband offered to take us in. They have five children and use a two-roomed house,” he said.

“We are crowded and I sleep on the sofa outside. I am trying to engage the land owner but he is demanding cash upfront. The children have stopped going to school and my belongings are in the open.”

Mr Arigundiya’s sister, Juliet appealed for assistance saying the situation was bad.

She said the family is now homeless yet her brother had built a house. Herald.

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