A 28-YEAR-OLD Chipinge man has appeared in court facing fraud charges after selling a relative’s residential stand.
Notion Maremudze pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared before Chipinge magistrate, Mrs Elizabeth Hanzi.
Prosecuting, Mr Thulani Zondwayo said on July 1, Maremudze sold a residential stand in St Kelvin suburb to Witness Chinyowa for US$10 000.
“The accused illegally sold Witness Chinyowa a residential stand belonging to his relative, Khatazile Mayahle. This was done without the owner’s knowledge or consent. Chinyowa paid the money to Marembudze in full on July 1. The matter only came to light when Chinyowa was about to develop the stand,” said Mr Zondwayo.
Mr Zondwayo said Mayahle was notified by his neighbours and reported the matter to the police.
Marembudze was arrested on July 30 while trying to flee to Mozambique.
Marembudze was represented by Mr Brian Sithole of Gonese and Ndlovu Legal Practitioners and will be back in court on August 24 for trial.