Impala Car Rental has spoken about the ongoing controversy surrounding the use of their vehicle in the abduction of ZimLive Editor Mduduzi Mathuthu’s nephew Tawanda Muchehiwa in Bulawayo on the eve of the 31 July anti-corruption protests.
The company through its lawyer Jivas Mudimu confirmed that Muchehiwa through the Sheriff of the High Court requested for documents on the client who hired the vehicle in question but said they had already handed over the file to the police.
“We handed the file to the police after they asked for it. We are surprised to see people saying we gave false information,” said Mudimu.
He accused other players in the car hiring business of taking advantage of the Muchehiwa abduction saga to destroy Impala Car rental.
The company says they have been cooperating with authorities in making sure that perpetrators are brought to book.
“All we are doing is to cooperate with the authorities and follow all the court procedures because remember this case was also reported in Bulawayo and it is before the courts so we do that,” he said.
Turning to the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) and its leader Takudzwa Ngadziore who have been arrested for picketing at the Impala Car Rental offices demanding answers on the Muchehiwa abduction saga, Mudimu said they have no problems in engaging them in a professional manner.
“We have no problem having formal engagements because they need to know what happened to one of their colleague. We however cannot help them with what they want if they come to sing at our gate we believe in formal and professional engagements since we are a reputable company,” he said.
Mudimu said Zimbabweans were being unfair unfair to attack Impala as they were just a company doing their business.
“I think it is unfair to attack another Zimbabwean who is doing his business. The good part is the company is doing all it can to assist Muchehiwa to get justice,” he said.