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Nelson Mandela accused of land fraud

19 October 2014 | 1487 Views
ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela claims her former husband Nelson Mandela may have committed land fraud when he registered a plot of land in Qunu, Eastern Cape, in his own name, the City Press r...
by Sapa

Generations actress accused of fraud

16 October 2014 | 5215 Views
Generations actress Slindile Nodangala, who plays the character of Mam Ruby has been accused of fraud.Three club owners are angry with her for failing to arrive at their nightclubs on the ...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwean gang leaders jailed in UK over 'biggest cheque scam'

09 October 2014 | 4998 Views
A 43-YEAR-OLD Zimbabwean man, Charles Nyongo from Leeds who helped mastermind what is thought to have been the country's biggest ever cheque scam has been jailed.Nyongo was one of the ringle...
by Staff Reporters

Bulawayo fraudster surrenders himself to cops, claims church forced him to do

06 October 2014 | 2795 Views
A 44-YEAR-OLD Tshabalala man, who allegedly defrauded Portland Holdings of about $350,000, claimed his church forced him to hand himself over to police despite being innocent.But Ndobona M...
by Court reporter

Tycoon up for $2,3 million fraud

05 September 2014 | 2787 Views
Proprietor of Pioneer Transport Company, Simon Wilburn Rudland, yesterday appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court charged with $2, 3 million fraud after he allegedly transferred his business partner'...
by Staff reporter

Bank official swindles teachers of $4 600

30 August 2014 | 2758 Views
SIX Harare teachers allegedly lost a total of $4 600 to a local building society bank loan officer who clandestinely applied for the teachers, loans with his bank after forging their payslips and ...
by Staff reporter

Mnangagwa's name used for fraud

29 August 2014 | 2172 Views
In a separate case, a suspected con-woman allegedly used Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa's name in a fraud case.This emerged when the trial of Cordelia W...
by Fungai Lupande

Roman Catholic Church defrauded

24 August 2014 | 2183 Views
The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) and Caritas Zimbabwe, an agency of the Roman Catholic Church which carries out the church's social work, could have been prejudiced of about US$600 000,...
by Staff Reporter

Warrant of arrest ZNA fraudster

05 August 2014 | 3589 Views
A BULAWAYO magistrate has issued a warrant of arrest for a city woman who swindled her business partner of $10,500 after claiming to have struck a lucrative tender deal to supply 600 pairs of shoe...
by Mashudu Netsianda

Former ZRP officer jailed in UK for passport fraud

31 July 2014 | 4352 Views
A FORMER ZRP officer, who fled the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe, has been jailed for 30 weeks for possessing a false passport that enabled him to find employment as a care worker.Southampton Crow...
by Staff reporter

Obert Mpofu grilled in court

30 July 2014 | 2636 Views
FORMER Mines and Mining Development Minister Obert Mpofu once single-handedly ran the affairs of the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation after dissolving its board and held several meetings with ...
by Daniel Nemukuyu

Obert Mpofu fails to testify in the $2 billion fraud case

23 July 2014 | 1967 Views
Former Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Dr Obert Mpofu, who had been summoned to testify in the $2 billion Lovemore Kurotwi and Dominic Mubaiwa diamond mining fraud trial failed to testify as...
by Staff reporter

'CIO' agent dupes Roman Catholic priest

23 July 2014 | 2518 Views
A HARARE man who masqueraded as a member of the dreaded Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) and conned a Roman Catholic priest to provide him with free accommodation and food has been jailed for a...
by Staff reporter

CID fraud squad boss trial postponed

12 July 2014 | 2771 Views
Bulawayo's Criminal Intelligence Department (CID) fraud squad boss' extortion trial was postponed after the defence lawyer said he had not been served with state papers.George Machinga, the of...
by Staff Reporter

Obert Mpofu to testify in $2 billion fraud trial

07 July 2014 | 3573 Views
Former Minister of Mines and Mining Development, who is now the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development, Dr Obert Mpofu will testify in court in the ongoing $2 billion fraud trial of Love...
by Staff reporter

CID boss's fraud trial date set

05 July 2014 | 2193 Views
The trial of Bulawayo's CID Fraud Section boss accused of extortion after he allegedly demanded $550 from a local accused of fraudulent activities in order to free him will commence next week, Thu...
by Staff reporter

Gono accused of fraud

26 June 2014 | 3499 Views
Bikita West legislator and ex-advisor to former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor Dr Gideon Gono, Dr Munyaradzi Kereke, has written a formal report on alleged tax fraud by his former boss....
by Staff reporter

Beware of VAT fraud - tax expert

26 June 2014 | 2428 Views
It is a fact that we are living in a challenging an economic environment and it is really proving difficult to run a profitable business in Zimbabwe especially for the SME sector to which I belong. I ...
by Elisha Tshuma

Chinese investors dupe Zanu-PF bigwigs

22 June 2014 | 2888 Views
Top Government and Zanu-PF officials were duped by a group of dubious Chinese investors whose licence has since been cancelled for flouting immigration, exchange control and tax regulations, it has be...
by Brian Chitemba

Emeralds deal goes wrong

08 June 2014 | 2119 Views
A BID to make quick cash backfired for a Zvishavane man who was left counting his losses after being duped of his hard-earned money by two con artistes in a botched $11 000 emeralds deal.Hones...
by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Former Mayor up for fraud

05 June 2014 | 4486 Views
FORMER Chitungwiza mayor Philemon Tawengwa Chipiyo appeared at the Harare Magistrates' Court alongside Vincent Didymus Tom Baris, in a matter the duo is accused of swindling a prospective stand owner ...
by Staff Reporter

Kereke complaints about 'unethical fraudulent' lawyers

05 June 2014 | 2781 Views
Rock Foundation Medical Centre owner Dr Munyaradzi Kereke yesterday filed a complaint with the Law Society of Zimbabwe against two lawyers he accused of unethical and fraudulent conduct in the case in...
by Fidelis Munyoro

Malawi recount votes after fraud allegations

25 May 2014 | 2742 Views
Blantyre - Vote counting continued on Sunday in Malawi after this week's general election despite an attempt by President Joyce Banda to stop the counting and call a new election within 90 days....
by Staff Reporter

Billionaire businessman executed over fraud

24 May 2014 | 4358 Views
TEHRAN - Iranian state television says a billionaire businessman at the heart of a $2.6bn state bank scam, the largest fraud case since the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution, has been executed....
by AP

Foreigner swindled

05 May 2014 | 3098 Views
A Harare businessman, Charles Chisango will on Wednesday appear before a Shurugwi magistrate facing charges of defrauding his foreign partners of mining equipment worth $2.5 million. Chisa...
by Staff reporter

Zim man faces up to 10 years in US jail and a $250k fine for tax fraud

12 April 2014 | 3353 Views
A Zimbabwe citizen pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Delaware of bilking the government out of more than $100,000 by filing fake tax returns, officials said Friday....
by Terri Sanginiti I The News Journal

Stands fraudster nabbed

09 April 2014 | 2256 Views
An Umguza man who duped desperate home-seekers by offering them land at Springs Farm for a fee has landed in court.Nhlanhla Siwela, 45, appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Sibongile Msipa faci...
by Staff reporter

CID hunts down 500 fraud suspects

06 April 2014 | 3717 Views
Over 500 suspected fraudsters, among them prominent politicians and business people, are being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department's serious fraud squad, it has been established. ...
by Itai Mazire

Pathisa Nyathi's wife arrested for blowing $24,000

01 April 2014 | 6533 Views
ELIZABETH Nyathi, the headmistress of Amaswazi Primary School in Bulawayo's Luveve suburb, has been arrested for allegedly embezzling more than $24,000 in tuition fees and school development funds....
by Patrick Chitumba

Tollgate employees nabbed over fraud

31 March 2014 | 5603 Views
Police have arrested 4 Zinara tolling officers who are accused of defrauding the road authority in a tollgate voucher scam. The 4 - Stewart Sihlangu from Waterfalls, Annie Wadzanai Muridzi...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabweans jailed over card and cheque fraud in Belfast

27 March 2014 | 2988 Views
Two Zimbabwean men discovered in a north Belfast flat, which was being used as a counterfeiting factory, have been jailed for their roles in the enterprise, UTV News reported....
by UTV News

2 Zimbabwean men sentenced in US tax fraud case

14 March 2014 | 2718 Views
Two men from Zimbabwe charged with using the identities of hundreds of Americans to file false tax returns in a Cincinnati-based scheme have been sentenced.Tawanda Marim...
by AP

Zimbabwean man jailed 6 years for US tax fraud

09 March 2014 | 2318 Views
25-YEAR-OLD Cincinnati man was sentenced to almost six years in prison Thursday. Tawanda Marimbire was jailed for his role in a fraudulent tax-refund scheme which sent most of the stolen funds to Zimb...
by Staff reporter

Millions of dollars fraudulently deposited into Pastor's personal bank accounts

08 March 2014 | 5459 Views
A PASTOR with the City Gospel Tabernacle in Mutare has been fingered by restive Capital Base Savings and Credit Co-operative clients as being in possession of millions of dollars that were fraudulentl...
by Staff Reporter

Man defrauds Zimbabwe police of $1,6 million

26 February 2014 | 6067 Views
The trial of a Harare businessman, Herman Chimusoro who is facing charges of defrauding the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) of $1,6 million has been postponed to next month.Chimusoro, who is th...
by Court reporter

Mugabe's name used to dupe home-seekers

20 February 2014 | 1694 Views
A Noritash Apostolic Church member allegedly swindled fellow congregants of $802 after claiming to have been sent by the President's Office with an offer of residential stands for them.Prosper...
by Lovemore Meya

Woman arrested for defaulting on maintenance

14 February 2014 | 3699 Views
A woman who was last year dragged to the maintenance court by her estranged husband claiming $200 maintenance fee for the upkeep of their three children is back in the dock after she was nabbed fo...
by Staff reporter

Air Zimbabwe boss arrested for fraud

13 February 2014 | 2476 Views
Air Zimbabwe Private Limited company secretary Grace Nyaradzo Pfumbidzayi has been arrested on six counts of fraud and one of criminal abuse of duty as a public officer for allegedly swindling the air...
by Staff reporter

Maid attempts to defraud a bar lady

05 February 2014 | 2358 Views
A HOUSEMAID based in South Africa and her childhood friend found themselves sharing the accused's box to answer charges of fraud after their attempt to defraud a bar lady at Highway Sports Bar in Vict...
by Staff reporter

Company director up for fraud

31 January 2014 | 3346 Views
A 39-year-old company director, Blessing Munofa Munjoma, has appeared in court in connection with a bank scandal in which the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development allegedly lost over US$500 000. ...
by Tendai Rupapa

Zimbabwean asylum seeker in UK benefit fraud

20 January 2014 | 3076 Views
ZIMBABWEAN asylum seeker Sandra Murenha claimed benefits even though she was working in a job that she had obtained by lying.Murenha (36) received £2 000 in Job Seeker's Allowance while wor...
by stalbansreview.co.uk

Zimbabweans held for stealing IDs in SA

13 January 2014 | 5315 Views
Johannesburg - Two men were arrested for identity document theft and possession of fraudulent official documents in Germiston on Monday, Ekurhuleni metro police said.Chief Superintendent Wilfr...
by Staff eporter

Prominent city lawyer implicated in housing wrangle

27 December 2013 | 3637 Views
A Pumula man, 65, is accusing a prominent city lawyer of causing him to lose his house in a suspected fraudulent auction.Enock Mpofu is accusing Brighton Ndove of Marondedze, Mukuru, Ndove an...
by Staff reporter

School head jailed for fraud

16 December 2013 | 3325 Views
AN acting school head in Masvingo has been sentenced to an effective four years in jail for defrauding the school of more than $74,000.Energy Mabhedhla, 44, who was an acting head at Gutu√¢...
by Staff Reporter

Woman defrauds employer of $119,000

12 December 2013 | 4325 Views
A BULAWAYO woman stands accused of defrauding her employer of $119,000.Rebecca Munzvengwa, employed as an administrative assistant in the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, allegedly st...
by Court Reporter

Fraudster leaves court in stitches

05 December 2013 | 5250 Views
SUSPECTED fraudster, Blessing Sibanda, left the court in stitches when he said the three female complainants in the criminal case he was facing four counts of fraud were his lovers - who voluntarily ...
by Staff Reporter

Tich Mataz removed from remand

04 December 2013 | 2882 Views
Former Star FM programmes manager Tichafa Augustine Matambanadzo, who is accused of defrauding the radio station of over $125 000, has been removed from remand after his lawyer successfully applied fo...
by Court Reporter

Couple jailed for defrauding home seekers

29 November 2013 | 1947 Views
A HARARE couple has started serving three years in jail each for  defrauding  Gweru home seekers of about $40 000 through a botched residential stands deal. The couple, Wiford Edwar...
by Staff reporter

Fraudster chooses jail over community service

24 November 2013 | 3275 Views
A former loan clerk at Stanbic Bank convicted of theft and fraud stunned a Bulawayo magistrate court when she chose to be jailed than perform community work saying she is used to her housemaid doing a...
by Staff reporter

Pastor in $85 000 fraud

20 November 2013 | 2768 Views
A pastor with Spirit Embassy church in Botswana has appeared in court on allegations of swindling a local company, Traverze Travel of cash amounting to $85 000.Daniel Mopurisi (52) of Francist...
by Court Reporter

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