HARARE – Outspoken Harare East legislator Tendai Biti went to microbroggi site tweeter described controversial land baron and West Properties chairman Kenneth Raydon Sharpe as a crook and fraudster, questioning on what criteria used to be awarded such an award.
Ken Sharpe who recently reportedly named as the best innovative CEO by Forbes Africa magazine.
“Kenneth Roydon Sharpe is a crook who has illegally got over 2000 hectares of land in Harare.He is subject of litigation by CSO s to try & reverse the fraud.He is also building on wetlands thus endangering Harare water supplies.@forbesafrica surely did not grant him an award ?,” Biti tweeted
One of tweeter user by the name Chirandu Wasim also questions the process used to verify the recipients in such awards.
“Western institutions are very patronizing about their awards to Africa based organisations. Seems no rigorous process happens. Its like they just wake up and award the name which comes to mind first”, tweeted Chirandu Wasim.
Sharpe is currently at large and believed to be hiding in Mauritius with his confidante of Russian origin Tatiana 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 worthy US$2 billion.
His companies which include Augur Investments OU, West Properties and Sunshine Development are under litigation
He has not set foot in the country since 2017 and is on the anti-corruption unit wanted list.