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BY ELVIS DUMBA
President Robert Mugabe's close relative from the Chidziva clan, Charles Jenami (39) has been jailed an effective eight years for graft over fraudulent land allocations.
Chinhoyi magistrate Jessie Kufa sentenced Jenami to a lengthy custodial sentence saying his moral blameworthiness way high.
Jenami, who masquerades as Chief Chidziva of Banket, allegedly appointed Godrey Chirandu his agent and approached different people whom he allocated pieces of land for agricultural purposes.
Chirandu, working on Jenami's instructions, approached the complainant in the matter, John Solomon Marau (70) of Musanhu Village in Makonde, Mashonaland West province and misrepresented that he could get him a plot to farm in Zvimba.
The court heard Marau then paid accused $350, through Chirandu, for the said plot which he was allocated sometime in 2013 in Raffingora. The complainant went on to build some structures and also cleared his land to farm.
It was averred accused later demanded two herd of cattle on top of the money he had been paid earlier. Complainant complied.
Prosecutor Eugine Moyo told the court that Marau only discovered he had been duped and that the property belonged to Zvimba Rural District Council after officials came and demolish his illegal structures.
Complainant confronted Chirandu who, after consulting Jenami, said the 'chief' would facilitate that he gets another plot but accused never made good his promise.
Marau, who all along took Jenami as the bonafide Chief Chidziva, only reported the case after accused was arrested for similar offences in which he defrauded various people of varying amount totalling over $10 000 for illegal land allocations.
Jenami was already serving a jail term that he was set to complete in 2022.
Jenami and his terror gang are notorious for harassing villagers in and around Banket using the President's name and committing various crimes. TOP NEWS

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