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African Union Consultant Chiedza Kambasha Faces Allegations Of $49k Fraud

Chiedza Daneek Nobuhle Kambasha A senior partner and crisis consultant for the African Union Peace and Security Directorate, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, appeared in court yesterday facing allegations of fraud amounting to US$49,200.

Chiedza Daneek Nobuhle Kambasha (41) was granted bail and remanded out of custody until March 28 for routine remand by Harare magistrate Lynne Chinzou. The bail was set at US$300.

The complainant in the case is Princesse Katuala (24), a Congolese national who arrived in Zimbabwe in 2006. Her father, a consultant for NGOs in Zimbabwe, passed away in 2011, leaving behind a house in Mt Pleasant, Harare. Her stepmother, who worked at the embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo, also passed away on December 22, 2021.

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Following the deaths, Katuala’s relatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the United Kingdom agreed that Kashamba would become her custodian. In May 2023, Katuala registered her father’s estate with the Master of the High Court and was appointed the executrix.

During the same period, Katuala and her relatives decided to sell the house, which was eventually sold to Tafadzwa Samson Chiweshe for US$350,000. Chiweshe paid a deposit of US$50,000.

Upon receiving the deposit, Katuala entrusted Chiedza Daneek Nobuhle Kambasha with the safekeeping of US$49,200 in a trust fund while awaiting the balance. However, Kambasha allegedly converted the money for personal use.

The fraud was uncovered when Chiweshe cancelled the agreement of sale and requested a refund.

In another story, Former Croco Motors Parts Manager, Joseph Matinyarare, has been convicted of fraud after prosecution proved that he stole various car parts worth $107 484 633. Matinyarare was found guilty after a full trial during which he denied the allegations….read in full



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