SEE PIC: Zanu PF MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena’s plush Borrowdale Brooke mansion sets tongues wagging

Zanu PF Gokwe-Nembudziya MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena

Embattled Zanu PF MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena’s luxury mansion in the plush Borrowdale Brooke Estate has set tongues wagging.

A picture of the beautiful double storey mansion was shared on social media by prominent journalist Hopewell Chin’ono.

Chin’ono wrote: “On the left is the home of a ZANUPF MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena who looted US$5 million and got bail the next day.

“On the right is the state of Zimbabwe’s biggest hospital.

“This is what Zanu PF looting of public funds has done to Zimbabwe.

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Wadyajena was arrested last week along with four Cottco top executives. The five were arrested on charges of fraud and money laundering involving US$5 million of Cottco money.

Wadyajena and his accomplices were last week granted $200 000 bail each by a Harare regional magistrate, Mr Stanford Mambanje, who also ordered them to surrender the title deeds to their personal properties as surety.

Wadyajena and the Cottco bosses are alleged to have converted money which was meant for the import of bale ties and bought the trucks through Mayor Logistics, where Wadyajena is believed to be a director, and allegedly diverted a second order for ties to energy companies.

Meanwhile, the High Court has taken the seizure of 22 trucks owned by Wadyajena to a higher level after issuing a 30-day order for taking over the fleet pending investigations into allegations of fraud.

The holding of the trucks can be extended under the law as investigations progress and a trial and court dates are set down.

The investigating officer from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission Victor Masimba can now hang on to the property to prevent it from dissipation until the outcome of Wadyajena and four top Cotton Company of Zimbabwe managers’ fraud trial or the civil action to have the trucks forfeited to the State.

After ZACC obtained the emergency warrant of search and seizure at the magistrates’ courts at the weekend, the National Prosecution Authority on Monday went to the High Court and successfully applied for a property seizure order before Justice Pisirayi Kwenda.

Subsequently, the ZACC investigator was designated as the official to hold onto the trucks.

In terms of the law, a warrant of search and seizure allows the law enforcement agents to enter residential and business prescints for the purpose of identifying and seizing the property for exhibits to use in a criminal trial.

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