5 'defraud' Mugabe's firm of $70 000

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s Gushungo Holdings has been defrauded of over $70 000 by five of its employees, the High Court has heard.

Gushungo Holdings’ manager Titus Jack, 42, is jointly charged with Juliet Jombosi, 37, Kudakwashe Ndavara, 24, Tavengwa Katanda, 36 and Lloyd Banda, 34.

Jack and his alleged accomplices deny the allegations. He told the police in his statement that he was not involved in the fraud.

The group yesterday approached High Court judge Loice Matanda-Moyo, seeking to be freed on bail after their request was denied by the magistrates’ court.

The State opposed bail on the basis that the suspects are a flight risk and that they are likely to interfere with evidence.

“There is likelihood of more cases of fraud of this nature to be unearthed since an internal audit is still going on at their workplace,” the State said.

Matanda-Moyo could, however, not hear the matter yesterday after the suspects’ lawyer withdrew the application on the basis that it was defective.

According to prosecutor Henry Muringani, the group was arrested following claims that they had prejudiced the First Family’s company of $73 495 between December and February this year.

They reportedly connived with Okay Mataramvura, whom the State claimed was already in custody over the same matter.

Mataramvura, who was a stores and field clerk at Gushungo Holdings, reportedly receipted cash amounting to $132 940.

He reportedly altered the quantity of goods sold, before claiming that he had received $59 445.

According to State papers, Mataramvura converted the difference of $73 495 to his own use, which he shared with Jack and his colleagues.

Jack claimed he was the whistle blower in the whole saga, which led to Mataramvura’s arrest.

“I am the manager at the work place where the theft occurred. I started working there on May 1 last year and I did not connive with anyone to steal the said money.

“Cosmas Madangure and I caused the offence to come to light,” he said.

First Lady Grace Mugabe gives a guided tour of Gushungo Holdings to a UNWTO delegation.

 

Comments (9)

#1980sofarsogood!!!

Kunda Kinde - 14 April 2015

There's no theft here just recovering our monies stolen by this bastard Robert. In case, we will do so come Uhuru - very soon.

nyimo - 14 April 2015

Staling stolen money is still theft! We do not know all the details but it looks lik Gushungo Holdings is doing quite well. Well done Robert for making good use of a farm..is it Little England by the way?

Garikayi - 14 April 2015

Zvinosiririsa ava vashanda vakadashurwa kubira Gushungo Holdings,kkkkkkkk

Cde Chomama - 14 April 2015

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CARTRIDGE GALLERY - 14 April 2015

The money Mugabe stole from the Government to start that company is the one now being stolen. Who is the thief here. The first to steal from the victim or the second thief who stole from another thief? What does the law say please?

Ziziharinanyanga - 14 April 2015

Kupa mwana zita rekuti Okay? Eish, God help us. Okay, Nomatter, Psychology, Godknows, Decision, Choice, Last, Priviledge, Poverty, Anus, etc. Ngatinyarewo shuwa.

moe_sycslack - 14 April 2015

Kupa mwana zita rekuti Drink especially when your surname is Sadza.

Gurinhwa - 15 April 2015

Looks like there is a lot of work being done on this farm. Can there be an audit of tne rest of the farms belonging to the elite. Those who are not productive must cede half of the farms to the landless.

Ron Tan - 17 April 2015

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