By Loice Takarindwa (Court Reporter) Harare
The Harare Magistrates Court has summoned Augur Investments Managing Director Michael John Van Blerk’s medical doctor to appear in court to clarify on his sickness which has stalled his trial on charges of malicious damage to property.
Augur Investments Managing Director Michael John Van Blerk’s has once again missed court proceedings, thereby putting court proceedings on hold. He is said to be sick and unfit.
His laywer indicated that Van Blerk was not yet fit and unable to get into the court room. A letter received from Parirenyatwa Hospital indicate the same.
“This letter serves to notify you that Mr Van Blerk Michael John is currently being followed up for depression. He is currently not fit to stand trial and will not be able to follow through court proceedings. He needs to stabilize first on medication,” said a Dr Muzvidziwa.
According to court papers Van Blerk and his co-accused connived to destroy a show house built by Harare based businessman George Katsimberis claiming that he did not have approved plans.
Last week the court heard from the state prosecutor that George Katsimberis’ papers had appropriate signatures.
City of Harare officials Hosiah Chisango and Engineer Isaiah Chawatama as well as Samuel Kadye and Mandla Marlone Ndebele from Augur Investments are all facing same charges