Dembare ownership wrangle takes twist

By Peter Chivhima

The case in which Dynamos board Chairman, Bernard Marriot Lusengo is facing allegations of fraud with intention to retain majority ownership of the club has been deferred to next month.

Marriott was back in court this Wednesday after he applied for exception of charges in his last court appearance last month.

However, the matter was off to a false start after the State, represented by Tapuwanashe Zvidzai, made an application for the matter to be deferred to the 27th of next month after amending the charges.

The State alleges that sometime in 2008, Dynamos FC Articles of Association were replaced through a special resolution.

The court heard that the net effect of the Articles of Association was to allocate some shares to people who were active members of the club during its formative period in 1963 until 1968 and it was in accordance with the recommendations of the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC).

The court heard that the Articles of Association were adopted through Article 6 to 19, and a three-member committee was set up to look into the issue of allocation, payment, distribution and issuing of share certificates.

Meanwhile, CCC member Godfrey Karembera, who is facing charges of resisting arrest and assaulting police officers, has been freed on ZW$10 000 bail.

It is alleged that on the 17th of this month at the intersection of Julius Nyerere Way and Nelson Mandela Avenue in Harare, the complainant, who is a police officer, was on patrol with his colleagues when the accused insulted them.

It is also alleged that the police officers cautioned him, but he ignored them, which left the police officers with no option but to arrest him.

The court further heard that Karembera turned violent as he tried to resist arrest, but he was eventually subdued.