investigations his first name changed to Frank while the surname now has an additional “Sadiq”.
Buyanga, who is being investigated for fraud, theft, forgery, money laundering and other related offences, changed his name when the International Police (Interpol) gazetted his name as a wanted person. The name “Frank Buyanga” is actually his father’s name. A warrant of arrest was recently issued against him. Investigations revealed that the change of name was to conceal his identity from the police who were searching for him. According to an affidavit by the team leader in the current investigations Chief Superintendent Patrick Majuta, the 33-year-old business mogul was born in the United Kingdom as Tawanda Buyanga.
The affidavit was attached to the application by the Attorney-General to bar Buyanga from selling or disposing of the properties he held in lieu of non-payment of debts by 43 people that he lent money some years back.
“The first respondent (Buyanga) was born on September 14, 1979 in the United Kingdom. His father’s name is Frank Buyanga while his mother is Ms Martha Gorogodo. When the first respondent was registered in terms of the Birth and Deaths Registration Act, on August 4 1982, his first name was Tawanda Frank while his surname was Buyanga. On August 31, 2009, the first respondent was gazetted by Interpol as a wanted person. His name was correctly identified as Tawanda Buyanga born on 14 September, 1979. In order to conceal his identity, the first respondent changed his name by notarial deed of change of name to Frank Buyanga Sadiq,” said Chief Supt Majuta.
The court application was filed on Thursday by the AG’s Office at the High Court.