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Former MDC-T MP and lawyer Shepherd Mushonga allegedly prejudiced directors of Crush Security (Pvt) Ltd of over $40 000 after forging the company’s documents. He appeared in court yesterday jointly charged with Tapson Madzivire, a former director at Crush Security facing fraud charges. The pair appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Tavonga Mutetwa and is expected back in court on Friday.

The complainants are Phinias Ngarava and Joseph Mubwandarikwa who are also directors at Crush Security.

The prosecutor Ms Mirirai Shumba alleged that Mushonga of Mushonga and Associates and Madzivire were appointed directors of Crush Security on August 25, 1999.

It is alleged that this was in recognition of their contribution in the formation of the company.

The court heard that the appointment was done by the former directors Dadirai Moses, Samson Tongoreva and Trader Mahoyi.

It is alleged that the trio ceased to be directors on the day of appointment of Mushonga and Madzivire.

In 2004, it is alleged that Ngarava and Mubwandarikwa discovered that some company documents like return of allotment form CR2, Form CR6 and annual returns for 2000 to 2003 were forged.

The pair allegedly supplied false information to the Registrar of Companies in the company papers.

Subsequently Ngarava and Mubwandarikwa approached Madzivire who was the managing director to inquire.

Madzivire denied any wrongdoing, prompting the board of directors to approach the High Court seeking cancellation of the documents.

While the matter was pending at the High Court, Mushonga and Madzivire allegedly removed Ngarava and Mubwandarikwa from directorship of the company on November 16, 2007.

It is alleged that Ngarava and Mubwandarikwa lost $43 240 in salaries and benefits as a result.

Source : The Herald