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Court: Why Michael Van Blerk evades trial again? 


The embattled businessman and Pokugara official, Michael Van Blerk is buying time through alleged sicknesses to stall progress on his perjury trial.

Van Blerk is the aid to the self-exiled businessman Ken Sharpe, a fugitive of justice facing a number of serious charges linked to land corruption in Harare.

Van Blerk together with the other three including former Town Clerk Hosiah Chisango are being charged for misrepresenting facts in connection with the unlawful demotion of George Katsimberis’ show house in Borrowdale.

Since the start of the perjury case, Michael Van Blerk has not been constantly attending judiciary proceedings alleging sicknesses.

He had previously failed to attend the court trial alleging health complications. This delayed progress on the court trial.

However, a medical examinations report done at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals revealed that Mr Van Blerk was fit for trial.

This time around Van Blerk missed another trial claiming to have a health condition identified with catatonic seizures after falling off during a horse riding.

This have also stalled progress on the court case regarding his perjury trial.

The trial has been shifted to the 29th of September 2021

Staff Reporter
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