Oliver Mtukudzi's Estate In Court Over Tax Evasion
TUKU Music Promotions, represented by the late music icon Oliver Mtukudzi’s daughter Samantha Mtukudzi, is today expected to appear in court on allegations of failing to pay income tax returns and value added tax to the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.
Samantha, who is Tuku Music publicist, is also being jointly charged with the late music hero’s establishment.
They are alleged to have failed to submit tax returns from July 2019 to December 2020.
They are expected to appear before Harare magistrate Mrs Tafadzwa Miti.
Mtukudzi left all properties, companies to widow Daisy, according to will
Oliver Mtukudzi is speaking from the grave – his last will is bringing finality to wrangles in the family pitting his widow Daisy and some of their children.
Mtukudzi, who died on January 23 this year, bequeathed all his properties and companies to his wife, according to a one-page Will and Testament now before the High Court.
“I hereby bequeath all my properties, share and shares in any company or companies or entities to my wife, Daisy Kudzai Mtukudzi, born on the second day of February 1959,” reads the will which was kept by Harare lawyers Chibune & Associates.
The will, dated April 15, 2014, was tabled before the Master of the High Court by Thoughts Deme Attorneys who are the managers of Chibune & Associates, which went into curatorship following the death of its principal Steve Chibune in 2017.
Mtukudzi had two children with Daisy – Samantha and the late Sam. He had three daughters with other women – Sandra, Selmor and Sybil.
None of the children will should anything, according to Mtukudzi’s wishes.
The Master of the High Court has called an edict meeting for interested parties on May 21 to discuss the assets and liabilities of the estate, identify potential beneficiaries and any other business relating to the estate.
An inventory of what Mtukudzi left behind, lodged with the High Court by his widow, indicated he had a shared property with Samantha bought in 2003; a property bought by Tuku Music Promotions in 2007; a property owned jointly with Daisy Mtukudzi registered with deeds office in 2008; a farm in Mazowe; four vehicles and a trailer as well as an undisclosed sum of money held in an FBC account.
An indecorous family squabble has followed Mtukudzi’s death, with some of his daughters appearing to undermine his widow.