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FLAMBOUYANT businessman and sungura musician, Energy Mutodi, will next week face trial for allegedly stealing $300,000 from desperate home-seekers registered with his housing Trust.

Harare regional magistrate, Themba Kuwanda and prosecutor Michael Reza, will preside over this case in which the Zanu PF activist is charged with theft of trust property.

Mutodi has been dragged before the courts several times for duping home-seekers.

According to the state, Mutodi is the founder of National Housing Development Trust (NHDT), which is in the business of obtaining and developing which are then allocated to subscribing members.

The majority of the trust’s members are civil servants whose subscriptions are deducted from SSB and remitted into NHDT account, held with Afrasia bank.

In the latest fraud case, the State says that on May 8, 2014 the account had a credit of $626,000 but Mutodi, who is the sole signatory, withdrew $341,314.

The money was meant for land development with members anticipating to receive residential stands but Mutodi allegedly converted the money to personal use.

The offence was discovered in June 2014 and a report was made to the police leading to the arrest of Mutodi in September the same year.

Source : New Zimbabwe