Ken Sharpe’s Henchmen In Horse Ride Accident

By Court Reporter
HARARE – The trial of perjury in which, Kenneth Raydon Sharpe’s owned Pokugara Properties managing director, Michael John Van Blerk failed to kick off at the Harare Magistrate Courts yesterday after it emerged that he was recently involved in a horse ride accident.
Confirming the latest development his lawyer, Zed Chidyausiku told the court that his client had been involved in a horse-riding accident.
It could however not be ascertained as to what injuries he sustained and the time frame for recovery.
In June this year, Van Blerk failed to attend court after suffering from a condition known as catatonic seizure and had to be assessed by State certified doctors.
The State represented by Prosecutor Zivanai Macharaga of the Special Anti-Corruption Unit in the President’s Office (SACU) alleges that Van Blerk, in his personal capacity and representing Pokugara Properties (PVT) LTD as its Managing Director is facing perjury charges for filing a false written statement in case HC 8948/18 and lying in a sworn affidavit that a show house constructed by land developer George Katsimberis, was built without approved building plans from the City of Harare.
Katsimberis vehemently denies the same saying that he is in possession of all documents to prove his assertions.
The show house in question was constructed by Katsimberis under a deal with Pokugara proprietor Sharpe who is said to have controversially pulled out from the deal.
Sharpe is currently at large and believed to be hiding in Mauritius with his confidante of Russian origin Aleshina doing most of the business on his behalf.
The self exiled Sharpe is facing a litany of charges ranging from money laundering and corruption emanating from shoddy land dealings in Harare worthy nearly US$2 billion.
His companies which include Augur Investments OU, West Properties and Sunshine Development are under litigation.
The matter has been postponed to the 29th of September 2021.

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