Ken Sharpe’s owned Pokugara Properties, land wrangle opens can of worms

… more pressure for “at large” Ken Sharpe’s return mounts.
“Land developer Katsimberis’ trial double Jeopardy” says Biti.
By Anyway Yotamu
HARARE – The trial for land developer Georgios Katsimberis failed to kickstart after he raised a red flag on why he was being prosecuted for the same charge he reported first and is a chief witness.
Katsimberis is accused of fraud for constructing a show house without City of Harare approved building plans. However, Katsimberis says he used valid and legit building plans. Also, he had already levelled fraud charges against his erstwhile partners controversial Ken Sharpe and Pokugara Properties team first for accepting his payments only to wriggle out of their business joint venture agreement.
Harare lawyer, Mr Tendai Biti who is representing Georgios Katsimberis argued that his client must not be the accused person while he is the chief witness in other matters before the Courts which involves the same charges.
Mr Biti told Harare magistrate, Sandra Mupindu that Ken Sharpe is evading justice, is a fugitive from justice and serious Land baron.
“My lady the accused is a land developer, sometime in 2016 he formed a joint venture company with the complainant who is a fugitive from justice, at large and land baron, Kenneth Raydon Sharpe , Pokugara Properties managing director John Michael Van Blerk and Simbarashe Kadye have brought up charges to my client who is also the chief witness hence there are similar cases for them before the Courts,” said Biti.
However Biti says his client was the first to report the matter to the police and the statement was recorded by CID Police Anti-Corruption Unit (PACU) on the 16 th of April 2020, with the accused persons namely Pokugara Properties, Micheal Van Blerk , Mandla Ndebele and Simbarashe Kadye being summoned and their statements recorded.

Pokugara Properties manager ,Mandla Marlon Ndebele.
Van Blerk, Mandla Ndebele representing Pokugara Proprties, Hosiah Chisango in his capacity and representing City of Harare, Zvenyika Chawatama, Samuel Nyabezi, Taonezvi were arrested and signed warned and cautioned statements on the 12th of June 2019 and charged for malicious demage to property (MDP) same day.
Suspended Harare City Director of works Engineer Chawatama.
During the same month Perjury Pokugara Properties represented by Michael Van Blerk and in his own capacity and City of Harare represented by Hosiah Chisango and in his capacity signed a warned and cautioned statements for pejury.
Three months after Mr Katsimberis complaint after they had already been warned and cautioned on 26 June same year , Pokugara Properties made a complaint to the Police against Georgios Katsimberis.
Suspended Harare City Clerk, Hosiah Abraham Chisango.
Biti told the court that they had since made a complaint to Presecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi , a report to the Special Anti-Corruption Unity SACU housed in the office of the President and Cabinet and made an application for the matter to be referred to the Constitutional Court and he tendered a copy of his application to magistrate Mrs Sandra Mupindu for the matter to be referred to the Constitutional Court.
The matter was postponed to the 15th of June 2021.
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