Harare man in court for fraud

HARARE - A 48-year-old Harare man who allegedly claimed to be connected to Zanu PF politburo member Nathan Shamuyarira and other top government officials before using their names to swindle several people has appeared in court.

Mbare magistrate Rueben Mukavhi yesterday released the suspect, Shereni Gomo, on $300 bail.

Gomo is facing four counts of fraud after he allegedly duped four people into parting away with close to $100 000 collectively.

The court heard Gomo approached Ngonidzashe Chinyama, Rosemary Makwasha, Thomas Kesai and Joel Gotora on different occasions between 2011 and January this year, before swindling them.

Prosecutor Revai Mudozori told the court that Gomo approached Makwasha and lied that he was connected to Shamuyarira and other senior government officials and could assist her secure several goods and properties which were being provided under government programmes.

Gomo, who was yesterday represented by Cephas Mavhondo, allegedly asked Makwasha to pay different sums of money amounting to $32 210, but nothing materialised.

Using the same trick, Gomo allegedly approached Joel Gutura and swindled him of $33 871. He also duped Kesai of $15 480 and $880 from Chinyama.

He will be back in court on February 12. - Staff Writer

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