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Published: June 29, 2012
Bradford(ZimEye)A controversial UK based Zimbabwean businessman crept into a hideout, cutting off communication lines for many months after failing to fulfill a motor vehicle purchase order for a close relative of Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi.
Fungwa Mawarire who doubles as a shipment agent and an artists’ promoter, has even confessed that it is his general practice to cut off from everyone whenever he gets into trouble.
Mawarire who also owes singing legend Oliver Mtukudzi thousands of pounds, revealed his dark activities:
“When I have problems – I cut-off everyone, my mother included,” he told his client, who cannot be named for ethical reasons, and who ended up trying to reach him through his mother.
In the UK diaspora community, Mawarire has for years been known as a promoter for musicians and artists through his so called Zim Township company which on the sidelines also trades in shipping goods to Zimbabwe and several years after he failed to pay Tuku thousands of pounds in contracted amounts, Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi’s family was not spared his cunning machinations.
His client intended to purchase through him a Toyota Avensis 2006 model last year October.
ZimEye has exclusive evidence showing Mawarire received cash in full GBP4 654.00 early in October 2011, and upon receiving sent out an inappropriate reply which contained a shreaky laugh typed out as:
I can confirm the money has now been received in my account……..
Ko imwe ichauya riini?? ha ha ha ha”
When contacted by ZimEye, Mawarire claimed to be unaware of several messages left on his voice answering machine for many months.
But after we presented evidence proving that he was lying, he later changed and admitted being at fault and began claiming that the matter was a private matter between him and his “ambuya” relation, a claim his relative says is totally false.
Nine months after paying her thousands, Mawarire’s client has now been told as of April to pay an extra £500 in order to receive the vehicle.
The businessman even lied claiming his business website had no contact form for 2 years. But several messages were channeled to him which dramatically he now claims ignorance of.
The battle to receive her vehicle continues.
This is not the first time complaints have been received of the businessman, and in July 2006 a Bradford celebration function flopped after South African Kwaito star Mdu did not show up a show as promised with Mawarire being blamed for fiddling with arrangements which left fans in disappointment, with legend radio journalist Ezra Sibanda later labeling Mawarire a “crafty character”. (ZIMBABWE, ZimEye)
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