A Harare elderly woman was told to sell her posh flat in the Harare CBD having been forced to purchase in its place, one of the controversial preacher Walter Magaya’s scheme properties, a fake mansion.
ZimEye today exclusively explores how the self proclaimed prophet forced the vulnerable elder, who is a pensioner, to trade off her residence for a non existent mansion.
To force through his sale, Magaya had shown her a place where he announced he is building new flats, in Wonderland Estates (after Westgate along Lomagundi road).
This is a scheme first exposed by ZimEye three years ago.
ZimEye remains dedicated to expose more of Magaya’s frauds, to give victims a voice so they can recover their money’s.
At one point Magaya had already taken the woman to a fake property “saying this is yours.” She would discover 3 years later that it was all fake and the whole piece of land is actually owned by some Chinese businesspersons.
At one time during court hearings, the elder’s lawyer tried to obtain restitution from an unfinished property at the estate, only to be told that the so called MAGAYA estate has since been sold off to some undisclosed Chinese businessmen, as the complainant narrates.
“My client was concerned saying she might be killed by MAGAYA’s people. According to her MAGAYA kills those who exposes him,” the lawyer tells ZimEye.
He continues saying, “all along she was scared if the matter being published… If he kills me let him kill me.
“It was MAGAYA who persuaded her saying you can actually sell this flat and invest in this bigger thing,” he tells ZimEye.
Magaya had shown her 20 houses.
Magaya’s defence was the elderly had paid USD 70,000 and he says this was a deposit, she is supposed to pay USD 140,000 so she must pay him USD70,000 and he will refund her USD70,000 in bond note value.
A writ of execution has since been obtained to attach Magaya’s property.
This case will be exclusively explored today 16th October 2020.
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