GUTU - Businessman Liberty Chifamba recently appeared before magistrate Edwin Marecha facing kidnapping charges, improper use of firearm, theft and unauthorised use of property belonging to Lovemore Denhere.
Chifamba's lawyer Collen Maboke of Ruvengo Maboke and company applied for discharge of the case on April 16 and the defence's application is set to be heard on a later date
The state led by Millicent Azangwe told the court that on March 7 this year, Chifamba had a misunderstanding with Denhere's wife, Glenda Pambayi, whom she accused of syphoning money from his shop where she used to work and allegedly bought a car with the stolen money.
In a fit of rage, Chifamba went to Denhere's house and took $974 from the wardrobe before demanding the keys to the car claiming it to be his.
The following day, Chifamba forcibly ordered Denhere to get into his car and drove to Masvingo.
On their way Chifamba produced a gun and threatened to kill Denhere if he does not return the money stolen by his wife.
From Masvingo they proceeded to Zvishavane where they met Amos Mapfumo, a car dealer, and processed the sale of Denhere's car.
They later returned to Denhere's house and Chifamba ordered Pambayi to write an affidavit indicating that she had stolen money from his shop.
After the incident, Denhere reported the matter to the police leading to Chifamba's arrest.local