OPC Comments On “Harare Man Swindles President Mnangagwa’s Son”
7 October 2021
The President's office has issued a statement dissociating the first family from "one Sakhile Mnangagwa" who had been alleged to be the son of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Local publications this Thursday ran articles titled "A Harare man has been nabbed on allegations of swindling President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s son, Sakhile, of over US$60 000 in a botched vehicle supply deal."
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They reported that a Harare man, Farai Chitagu, appeared in court on Wednesday facing theft of trust property charges.
They reported that Chitagu was approached by Sakhile Mnangagwa of lot 1 Sherwood in Kwekwe in 2020 and was entrusted with money amounting to US$88 390 which was meant to purchase three 15 ton trucks Horses, one C-Class Mercedes Benz motor vehicle, Forklift and various motor spares.
Chitagu delivered two truck horses valued at US$20 614 and promised to deliver the remaining truck, Mercedes Benz, forklift and the spares, saying the shipment was not being done once.
The state told the court that up to now, nothing has been delivered and the accused is giving excuses.
President Mnangagwa has a farm in Sherwood, Kwekwe.
The office of the president issued a statement that seems to be denying allegations that Sakhile is President Mnangagwa's son. Pindula News presents the statament.
Statement on the Sakhile Mnangagwa Court Case, 07 October 2021
The Office of the President and Cabinet is dismayed by a malicious story appearing in three of our local dailies today linking the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde ED Mnangagwa, to a court case in which the President is not a respondent. The said story directly links one, Sakhile Mnangagwa, involved in the case to the First Family, creating an erroneous impression that the First Family is vicariously answerable. This is outright malice. If the three dailies had bothered to verify their facts as they should always do before going to print, they would not have dragged the First Family into the said court case story.
Permanent secretary, Presidential Communications
Office of the President and Cabinet
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