Harare man faces $360k fraud rap

HARARE - A Sunningdale man has been hauled before the courts for defrauding the Mines and Mining ministry of more than $360 000 through fraudulent bank transactions.

Bevin Munjoma, 35, of Sunningdale was remanded in custody pending his bail ruling.

He appeared before Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe.

Munjoma is jointly charged with Nicola Gweshe, Dionne Kwezani, Blessing Munjoma and Moses Mamvosha who are already on remand.

Prosecutor Farai Gatsi alleged that between August 15 last year and January 16 this year, Munjoma connived with Gweshe, Kwezani, Munjoma, Mamvosha and others who are still at large to defraud the ministry through fraudulent transfer of funds from its FBC Bank account.

Gweshe, who was an FBC customer services officer, allegedly used fraudulent documents to open a bank account in the name of ZMDC (Pvt) Limited.

Munjoma reportedly connived with Kwezani and opened another bank account in the name of Bryte Course Investments.

Munjoma allegedly misrepresented to be one of the company directors when in actual fact the company belongs to his brother Blessing.

On January 14, this year, one of Munjoma’s accomplices, who is still at large, raised five daily internal payment instructions and misrepresented that the ministry had authorised the transfer of $366 385,40 into the fraudulently-opened bank accounts.

At least $104 200 was transferred into ZMDC (Pvt) Limited bank account, $146 293 into Chikuti Gold Mine account and $107 300 transferred into Bryte Course Investment (Pvt) Limited.

A total of $8 542 was transferred into legitimate bank accounts for Econet, Firstel, Puzey and Payne, Telecel, NetOne, OK Zimbabwe and Zimre Property Investments, to deceive the bank.

On January 15, Munjoma connived with Gweshe and withdrew $10 000 from ZMDC Bank account in Mutare.

They also managed to withdraw $146 000 from ZB Bank Chinhoyi branch and $50 000 from Bryte Course Investments (Pvt) Limited bank account.

 

Comments (4)

Ndiyo Zimbabwe yacho!! Zim-ASSET vs Zim-CORRUPTION This exciting

Mukanya - 2 April 2014

I just wonder how the bank or branch manager failed to pick it up...i smell a rat...

edson - 2 April 2014

Police should also investigate Chris Chapwanya in connection with this or similar fraud case

Mike - 3 April 2014

all those bank tellers are innocent they are being accused of the crimes they dont know. the ministry of mines shld have dealt with their responsible empolyees. this case shld be revisited again.we want fair justice. above all the case shld be between Mujoma and Mines ministry

busi - 19 March 2018

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