Peter Moyo implicated in theft scandal
11 May 2018
UTAKATAKA Express frontman, Peter Moyo, yesterday appeared in court to testify in a trial involving his alleged brother Tongai Moyo Junior who is facing two counts of theft.
Peter Moyo has however dismissed claims that the accused is his brother and denied ever giving the accused any financial assistance calling him his longtime fan.
He has been implicated as the sponsor of the alleged offences.
“Your worship, I don’t know the accused as my sibling but as Wasu who usually attends my shows and nothing more.
“His real name is not even Tongai Moyo, he is Joshua Chitema, if indeed he is a child of my father then he should approach my uncles to clarify the issue and be accepted in the family,” the Utakataka Express leader told the court.
The entertainer has been implicated by the accused who told the court that he was given $20 which he used to buy some of the stolen property.
The accused alleged that he was left in the care of the singer’s instruments after a local show and he was paid $20 for his services.
“I did not give him the said $20 and besides how would I have hired him when I have my own security which is assigned to that duty.
“He is lying to this court,” he said.
In cross examination, Tongai Junior also alleged that he was Barbra Muchengeti’s son and Peter only disowned him because he was in the dock.
“I am Barbra Muchengeti’s son and was born on 24 December in 1997, when our father fell sick Peter was still a footballer at Lancashire Steel.
“He only disowns me because I am in this position but he is the one who gave me the money to bring him the stolen property,” he argued.
In his response, Peter told the court that the late Barbra Muchengeti’s eldest child is now only a grade six student and there is no way the accused could be her son.
He further stated that Muchengeti was born in 1986 and doing the mathematics, she must have had a child whilst she was 11 years old.
The trial continues today before Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande for defence case.
Prosecuting, Shambidzeni Fungura, had it that on April 30, the accused unlawfully took property namely an Exide 650 battery, two ropes, three empty beer bottles and two empty soft drinks bottles from a parked caravan.
Further allegations are that on the same night, the accused took two speakers, amplifier, jack and wheel spanner from another vehicle parked at Trafalga Court along Julius Nyerere Way.
He was apprehended by one Charles Murwiro, a security guard at the court who handed him to the police.