WENDALL PARSON TAKES MUM TO COURT | Wendall Parson, the former Big Brother winner has taken his mother and brother to court accusing them of fraud.
He says they operated a mine and selling gold worth $160 000 behind his back. Parson’s mother Gillian Theresa Jackson (58), brother William Lorenzo (32) and business partner Vinyu Tsoka (40) appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Josephine Sande. They are facing fraud charges.
The court heard that Parson was prejudiced in his personal capacity. “The mine in Shamva was suspended by the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development and the accused wrote a letter to the ministry misrepresenting that Parson was a minority shareholder when in fact he has 60 percent. The suspension was lifted and the trio started operating and sold gold worth $160 000. The complainant never received anything.”
But the magistrate refused to place the trio on remand after their lawyer Ms Purity Chikangaise successfully challenged their placement on remand. In her submission, Ms Chikangaise said Parson had no locus standi to be the complainant.
“The offence pertain company directorship and shareholding issues. The complainant has to produce a company resolution justifying him standing for the company,” said Ms Chikangaise.
“The prejudice allegedly fell on the company and the issue of directorship is pending at the High Court. Parson wants to fast-track the issue through the back door.”