News: Ndunge dupes client:

The Manica Post - - Front Page - Emmah Chinya­mu­tan­gira Post Cor­re­spon­dent

A CHIPINGE man, be­lieved to be son to pop­u­lar Chipinge san­goma Sekuru Ndunge, was fined $90 af­ter be­ing found guilty of dup­ing an un­sus­pect­ing client of cash and five cell phones.

This was af­ter he al­legedly lied to the client that he pos­sesses un­der­world powers that would help him re­cover some stolen house­hold prop­erty.

Isaac Ndunge (38) risks be­ing jailed for two months if he fails to pay the $90 fine.

Mutare mag­is­trate Ms Per­se­ver­ance Makala sen­tenced Ndunge af­ter con­vinc­ing ev­i­dence that he conned Melow Katu­ruza, of Sakubva, af­ter mis­rep­re­sent­ing to him that he was a san­goma, was ad­duced in court.

State coun­sel, Miss Per­se­ver­ance Musukuto, said on De­cem­ber 27, 2018 Ndunge vis­ited Katu­ruza at his Nyausunzi house in Sakubva.

Ndunge posed as a tra­di­tional healer be­fore per­form­ing some rit­u­als on Katu­ruza.

The rit­u­als were meant to Katu­ruza to re­cover the stolen house­hold prop­erty.

Af­ter the rit­u­als, Ndunge then de­manded five cell phones and $110 as pay­ment for his ser­vices.

“He told the com­plainant that he was a tra­di­tional healer and was able to solve his prob­lems. He then de­manded $110 and five cell phones for per­form­ing the rit­u­als. He then told the com­plainant that his prop­erty would re­turn mirac­u­lously to him as soon as he left,” said Miss Musukuto.

The court heard that Ndunge dis­ap­peared and Katu­ruza never saw him un­til Jan­uary 5 this year when he spot­ted the self-pro­claimed tra­di­tional healer in the neigh­bour­hood.

“Katu­ruza saw Ndunge on Jan­uary 5 this year roam­ing around the streets in his neigh­bour­hood. He then went to lodge a com­plaint with the po­lice lead­ing to Ndunge’s ar­rest,” said Miss Musukuto.

Katu­ruza lost a to­tal of $240 and noth­ing was re­cov­ered.

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