Mutodi’s car to be auctioned today
HARARE – The gods appear determined never to smile on struggling businessman-cum-musician Energy Mutodi.
The deputy sheriff has attached a Nissan elgrand registration number ACA 3716 belonging to the singer’s National Housing Development Trust (NHDT) to settle the debt between the land developing company and Precious Mukucha.
The car will be put under the hammer today by Ruby Auctions.
This latest setback comes hard on the heels of Mutodi’s brief arrest early this month by the Harare Commercial Crimes Unit for allegedly swindling over 200 desperate home seekers who are mostly civil servants.
Mutodi’s housing trust was selling 250 residential stands in Tynwald South but only 43 customers were allocated their stands.
Mutodi’s brief arrest was after the miffed civil servants had besieged NHDT offices demanding refunds following a flopped housing project.
Efforts to reach Mutodi yesterday for a comment on the car seizure were unsuccessful but in recent interviews Mutodi claimed his failure to fulfil his obligations was because he had been duped by unscrupulous land owners.
“It is also important that I mention the fact that Zim-Trust has been duped by some land owners especially co-operatives most of them led by former freedom fighters”, Mutodi sensationally claimed.
“The organisation has been robbed in excess of US$1 million by bogus land owners who collected deposits from us only to change their demands after receiving the money.
“Some of them have been ordered by the courts to reimburse us but they have failed to do so,” he was quoted by the local media as saying.
The Chigorodanda singer recently made the headlines after his second wife Tariro Chirende dragged him to court alleging Mutodi was violent.
The two dramatically accused each other of infidelity and infecting each other with sexually transmitted diseases in a highly charged court case.