Taengwa Parehwa

From Pindula
Taengwa Parehwa
OccupationEngineer, Entreprenuer ,Politician
Political partyZanu-PF

Anthony Taengwa Parehwa is a Zimbabwean Engineer, politician and member of Zanu-PF. Parehwa is also the director of Jockstar and IBI Property and Infrastructure (Pvt) Limited.[1].


Assetfin ownership wrangle

Parehwa was involved in a bitter ownership wrangle with Oniyas Gumbo over control of Assetfin.In documents sent to the then Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri and head of police internal investigations, Superintendent Godfrey Dengu, Assetfin alleged that Gumbo a former director-general of ZBC had sought the help of the head of Harare police serious frauds section, Senior Assistant Commissioner Simon Nyathi, Superintendent Edward Marodza, a Detective Inspector Taruvinga and Detective Assistant Inspector Mukhululi Nyoni to fight in his corner.[2]. The policemen were allegedly arresting and harassing Parehwa and Chidawanyika; and deputy registrar of deeds and companies Willie Mushayi in a bid to cover up Gumbo’s alleged fraud charges. According to the report compiled by Parehwa and Chidawanyika, Gumbo allegedly looted Assetfin’s property.

Battle over control of Cold Comfort Primary

Parehwa's company Unitime Investments was involved in a protracted legal battle with Oniyas Gumbo's Release Power Investments over control of Cold Comfort Primary. The wrangle started when the trust decided to sell the farm to (Assetfin). When the farm was sold the agreement was that the school, the clinic and some houses which used to be hide-outs for freedom fighters would not be sold. However, some companies later emerged and started claiming that they bought the school. These companies, Unitime led by Antony Parehwa and Release Power led by Oniyas Gumbo started making all sorts of demands. Release Power and Unitime were in possession of different title deeds to the same property and both claimed to have bought the school from Cold Comfort Trust. Unitime sold the school to Herentals which was later ejected from the school. Herentals College vacated the premises and the two opposing companies resolved to go to court, resulting in Release Power winning the case.[3]

References

  1. High Court dismisses Shopex application with costs, The Chronicle, retrieved: 9 Oct 2018
  2. Top cops fingered in corrupt wrangle, The Zimbabwe Independent, published: 12 Jul 2012, retrieved: 9 Oct 2018
  3. Little succour at Cold Comfort School | The Sunday Mail, retrieved: 9 Oct 2018