A JOHANNE MASOWE YECHISHANU sect leader Madzibaba Bheki was yesterday arrested for stealing a Mercedes Benz.
Madzibaba Bheki, real name Simbarashe Makumbe, is alleged to have sold Tafirenyika Gondo’s Mercedes Benz without his consent, in exchange for a residential stand.
Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Simon Chazovachii confirmed the arrest saying the suspect is expected to appear in court today.
“Police arrested a suspect in connection with theft of trust property and the suspect is expected to appear in court today,” said Insp Chazovachii.
Gondo told H-Metro that Madzibaba sold the vehicle behind his back after paying part of the money.
“I was forced to sell my vehicle to Madzibaba Bheki to raise money for my children’s school fees in December last year,” said Gondo.
“I remained with the vehicle documents since he was yet to pay the balance and I later discovered that he had sold it to someone in exchange for a residential stand.
“The person who bought the vehicle went on to sell the vehicle to another person and all of them were being promised to be given the vehicle papers.
“He wanted me to send vehicle documents on WhatsApp, but I refused to do that.
“I trusted him as a man of God, but I came to understand that his love for money was more than his spiritual position.
“I lodged a police complaint and the vehicle was recovered from another Madzibaba based in Chitungwiza leading to the arrest of Madzibaba Bheki.
In an interview, Madzibaba Bheki confirmed giving Gondo part payment saying the latter was refusing to show him the vehicle’s documents.
“Gondo forced me to buy his vehicle since I had facilitated the buying of another vehicle he was selling,” said Madzibaba Bheki.
“He told me that the vehicle documents were in his brother’s name and that raised questions, so I delayed in paying the balance.
“The vehicle is in my hands and the rumour that I sold it to another person is not true,” said Madzibaba Bheki before his arrest.