ZACC arrests four alleged fraudsters

By Fungai Jachi

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has arrested four alleged fraudsters in a case involving fifteen million Zimbabwe dollars.

The four are Molyn Mugodi, Kirthmore Magqoka, Joseph Sigauke and John Tevera for allegedly defrauding at least nine pensioners of fifteen million Zimbabwe dollars in a suspected pension scam.

Allegations are that the syndicate fraudulently created fake national identity cards which they used to steal ZWL$15 million from at least nine pensioners.

It is alleged that the accused persons targeted pensioners who would have received their lumpsum payouts and used CBZ bank.

It is alleged that they used the money to buy foreign currency, bulk groceries and building material for resale.

The suspects would then share the money after selling the building materials.

Investigations are still ongoing.

Meanwhile, David Madzinga (40), Samson Chome (69), Luckmore Matuku (36) and Isaac Mafu (41) who are part of the syndicate have already appeared in court on the same charges.