Fiery Legal Battle: Mutambara, Zimbabwe Widows for Economic Development Founder Takes Chirisa to Court for Theft
A shocking development unfolds as Tafadzwa Chirisa appears before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi, facing theft charges involving the Zimbabwe Widows for Economic Development. Alice Mutambara, the organization’s founder and chairperson, serves as the complainant.
The Deceptive Encounter
According to court proceedings, on June 26, Alice Mutambara and Grace Mhaka, the organization’s secretary, met Tafadzwa Chirisa in the capital. They were carrying $4,000 in cash, intended for mobilization programs across the country. Chirisa, it is claimed, informed Mutambara that he was responsible for safeguarding funds in an office belonging to Dr. Gomo. He then promised to release the money when needed, reported hmetro.
The Alleged Betrayal
Believing Chirisa’s story, Mutambara entrusted him with the $4,000 for safekeeping. However, when Mutambara approached Chirisa on June 28 to retrieve the money for T-shirt printing, he failed to return it. He citied that it had already been spent.
Uncovering the Truth
Motivated to uncover the truth, Mutambara investigated independently and approached Dr. Gomo, the supposed owner of the office. Dr. Gomo revealed that Chirisa had no access to his office, contradicting Chirisa’s assertions.
Legal Action Taken
Feeling betrayed and realizing the severity of the situation, Mutambara promptly filed a police report, leading to Chirisa’s subsequent arrest and appearance in court.
As the case unfolds, Tafadzwa Chirisa faces charges of theft of trust property. The court proceedings will determine the outcome of this alleged fraud, and justice will be sought for the Zimbabwe Widows for Economic Development organization.
Protecting Trust and Integrity
Instances like these serve as a reminder of the importance of trust and the need for individuals and organizations to exercise caution when dealing with financial matters. The Zimbabwe Widows for Economic Development has undoubtedly learned a valuable lesson about safeguarding their resources and ensuring transparency in all financial transactions.