Articles tagged 'fraud'

Court queries Genius, Wicknell trial delay 10 October 2018 HARARE – A Harare regional magistrate yesterday questioned the delay in prosecution of businessmen Genius Kadungure and Wicknell Chivhayo who are facing corruption charges dating back to 2012. Regional magistrate Morgan Nemadire who is presiding over Kadungure and Chivayo’s fraud trial ordered...
Bogus finance director nabbed 17 September 2018 HARARE - A Harare man reportedly misrepresented to be a finance director of a steel company and successfully sued Chitungwiza Municipality (Chitungwiza) for $119 000, a court has heard. Paul Enerst Mzenge Zhou's scheme was unearthed after a local newspaper reported on the High Court matter in ...
Woman defrauds 12 job-seekers 28 August 2018 HARARE - A female school proprietor has been spared jail after being convicted of defrauding 12 people under the guise of recruiting them for the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), hence swindling them of over $5 000. Julianna Tinonesana, 44, of 572 Chikanga 1, Mutare who owns Tweetans Villa...
High Court grants Chivayo $2k bail 11 August 2018 HARARE - Jet-setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo, pictured below, was yesterday granted $2 000 bail by the High Court. Chivayo had been condemned to remand prison after he was denied bail at the Harare Magistrates’ Court on Monday on grounds that he was a flight risk. Chivayo and hi...
Real estate con man busted 21 June 2018 HARARE - A Harare man reportedly duplicated a residential stand owner's national identity card before using it to dupe prospective home seekers. Daison Zvomuuya, 58, was apprehended intending to pounce on his second target. He appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa yesterday. ...
Zimra worker in court over $2m fraud 9 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has dragged an employee to court over a potential prejudice of $2 million after he illegally accessed the institution's paynet server while on sick leave. Stephen Moreka, 38, appeared before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashambe charged with contra...
Safeguard loses $425k in salaries scam 28 April 2018 HARARE - A paymaster and a wages clerk at Safeguard Security Company (Pvt) Ltd reportedly pocketed $425 000 in salaries paid into ghost workers’ accounts. The duo, Victor Kamhapa, 43, and Stanford Hunzvi, 39, were charged with fraud when they appeared before Harare magistrate Ruramai Chitumbur...
Cashier faces $150k fraud rap 27 April 2018 HARARE - A cashier and supervisor at Quest Financial Services (Pvt) Ltd reportedly embezzled $150 000 meant for clients' loans. Angeline Muchaneta Iron, 29, and Chipo Blessing Chiweshe, 42, are being charged with theft of trust property before Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande. They are curr...
Net closing in on Jonathan Moyo 7 April 2018 Farayi Machamire HARARE - The net is closing in on former Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo, pictured, who has now been indicted for trial next month over serious allegations of corruption which authorities say happened during his time in government. However, it is not clear whether the garrul...
Net closes in on Jonathan Moyo 7 April 2018 HARARE - The net is closing in on former Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo, pictured, who has now been indicted for trial next month over serious allegations of corruption which authorities say happened during his time in government. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
Muchechetere fraud trial to commence 4 April 2018 HARARE - Ex-Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings chief executive Happison Muchechetere will now stand trial on charges of contravening the Procurement Act over the irregular purchase of an outside broadcasting (OB) van after the Constitutional Court(Con-Court) threw out his attempt to stop his prosecut...
Zimdef forensic audit underway 2 April 2018 HARARE - A forensic audit of Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) is underway, Higher Education, Science and Technology Development minister Amon Murwira has told Parliament. At least six top managers have been sent on forced leave to allow the probe being conducted by PricewaterhouseCo...
Acie Lumumba up for $8 000 fraud 13 March 2018 HARARE- VIVA Zimbabwe leader William Mutumanje popularly known as Acie Lumumba is facing charges of stealing $8 000 from a colleague before transferring the money into his wife's bank account, a Harare court heard yesterday. Mutumanje was released on free bail when he appeared before Harare ma...
Makandiwa wants accuser jailed 27 February 2018 HARARE - United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife Ruth have turned the tables against a business couple demanding $6,5 million from them for allegedly making false prophesies. Read full story in today's paper. [GoogleAd]
Zinara exonerates execs in fraud case 30 January 2018 HARARE - The case of five Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) executives accused of allegedly fraudulently transferring more than $2 million into bogus companies’ accounts in a shady loan repayment deal has taken a new twist after Zinara wrote a letter to the National Prosecuting Autho...
ZCDC employee denied bail 31 December 2017 HARARE - A Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) employee who allegedly connived with his workmates and manipulated security and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and exchanged fake gems for original ones without detection was denied bail yesterday. In the process, the ZCDC lost diamonds...
Diamond miner loses $500k in scam 29 December 2017 HARARE - A group of Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) employees allegedly connived and manipulated Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) and exchanged fake gems for original ones without detection. In the process, the ZCDC lost diamonds worth more than $500 000, the court was told yester...
Harare woman 'defrauds' bank 28 December 2017 HARARE - An employee with Premier Tobacco Auction Floors has been charged with fraud after she allegedly hacked into the banking system of a local financial institution from which she spirited nearly $10 000. Lizzie Kandengwa, 40, was released on $50 bail when she appeared before Harare magist...
Chombo pleads with ED 3 December 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister, Ignatius Chombo, wrote to President Emmerson Mnangagwa two days after he had been sworn into office offering to work for him in any capacity. In a passionate congratulatory message to Mnangagwa, Chombo wrote from his hospital bed pledging he would be unwaverin...
Chombo's case to open can of worms 3 December 2017 HARARE - The ongoing trial of former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo on corruption and fraud charges is likely to open a can of worms as it continues to suck in more and more people every week. Chombo was arrested recently following the seizure of government by the army, which claimed to be t...
Chombo remains behind bars 2 December 2017 HARARE – Former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo yesterday remained behind bars after High Court judge Clement Phiri deferred the hearing to next Wednesday to enable the State to file its response. Prosecutor Tapiwa Kasema applied to have the matter postponed, claiming that the record from the...
2014 $350k fraud rap haunts duo 23 November 2017 HARARE - A fugitive from justice who went into hiding after discovering that the High Court had over turned his acquittal in a $350 000 fraud case was apprehended in Harare last week. He has since been locked up pending delivery of his sentence. Tonderai Muocha and his accomplice Israel Tan...
Harare Hospital defrauded 5 November 2017 HARARE - Harare Central Hospital has been left questioning its payment system after it unsuspectingly transferred $4 950 at the order of a forged instruction letter purportedly written by a supplier. The accused, Nicholas Mjanja, was granted $100 bail when he appeared before Harare magistrate ...
'Fake CIO boss extorts' Chivayo 11 October 2017 HARARE - A Kwekwe-based environmental consultant fraudulently registered mobile numbers belonging to two members of the Central Intelligence Organisation before demanding entertainment allowances from businessman Wicknell Chivayo, a Harare court heard yesterday. Professor Moyo, 38, appeared be...
Pakistan national up for fraud 30 September 2017 HARARE - The State has intensified investigations in a fraud case involving a Pakistan businessman, Majid Khan, 35, who reportedly duped his partner $131 000 in a botched sports equipment deal. Khan, who is based in Sialkot City, Pakistan appeared before magistrate Josephine Sande and was on T...