By Professor Matodzi
Harare, March 11, 2014 – Controversial musician and businessman, Energy Mutodi and journalist Walter Mupfanochiya have lost some of their household properties to two enterprises over debts which they could not repay.
Mutodi and Mupfanochiya’s goods will be on public sale at an auction to be conducted by KM Auctions in Harare on Wednesday.Mutodi’s generator will be sold to recover a debt he owes Brace Private Limited while Mupfanochiya will lose a refrigerator, microwave, a plasma television set, a washing machine and a set of sofas. Mutodi has of late been hogging media headlines after being taken to court for allegedly duping some desperate home seekers around the country.
The musician’s massive housing project in Masvingo and Mutare is facing collapse after the owners of the land which had been earmarked for the projects reclaimed it accusing the businessman of breaching terms of the agreement. He is currently out of prison custody on $2 000 bail after he spent nearly a month in jail.
In 2012, Mupfanochiya, who was employed as the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s news anchor was acquitted on charges of swindling fellow managers including the state-run broadcaster’s chief correspondent Reuben Barwe.