Africa-Press – Zimbabwe. Former Affirmative Action Group (AAG) leader Mike Chimombe has been arrested on allegations of fraud, the Zimbabwe Republic Police confirmed.
Chimombe was picked up from his Borrowdale Brooke residency by Criminal Investigative Detectives on Monday after allegedly refusing to be arrested by uniformed Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers.
He is being accused of defrauding a Harare businessman Brian Marungamise of US$16 900 in a botched transaction for a housing stand.
Chimombe who is regarded as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ally allegedly sold a non-existent stand to Marungamise.
Marungamise is said to have paid US$16 900 for the stand in Tynwald, before discovering that he had been swindled.
A Twitter post seen by Pindula News said Chimombe’s two accomplices were arrested in July and have since appeared before the courts. Reads the post:
The ZRP confirms the arrest of Mike Chimombe (41) for fraudulent land deals which occurred between August 2020 and December 2021 in Harare where the complainant was duped US$16 900. The other suspects, Heymish Katsande (33) and Steven Chimombe (33) were arrested in July 2022 and have already appeared in court where the matter was remanded to 26 October 2022.
Chimombe was recently in the eye of an adultery scandal after he allegedly impregnated his wife’s younger sister.
Prominent businessman, Scott Pedzisai Sakupwanya was appointed Affirmative Action Group (AAG) President in March 2022 taking over from Mike Chimombe who was relieved of his duties over unstated reasons.
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