Viva Zimbabwe leader, Acie Lumumba, was yesterday granted $300 bail by Harare magistrate, Tendai Mahwe when he appeared in court on fraud and forgery charges after spending the weekend in police custody. Lumumba is currently on $400 bail at the same court on charges of insulting the Office of the President when he used the “F” word on President Robert Mugabe during the launch of his party.
Lumumba is jointly charged with Jethro Tonderai Maposa. According to the State, Lumumba and Maposa were found in possession of a Toyota Ipsum, which was not properly registered in terms of the country’s laws. The information on the forged documents was not captured in the Central Vehicle Registry data base.
The two, with the assistance of Gibson Mubaiwa, allegedly produced a forged registration book for the car and sold it to Justice Mabuto through Royal Car Sales for $1 850 last July. The documents were discovered to be fake last month after Mabuto tried to licence the vehicle at the Zimbabwe National Road Administration.
The matter was remanded to July 25.
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