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Zimborders fires cashiers over fraud

by Staff reporter
28 Nov 2023 at 00:23hrs | Views
ABOUT 10 cashiers have either been fired or suspended from Zimborders Consortium offices in Beitbridge on allegations of fraud after they reportedly collected cash in foreign exchange using local bank cards to swipe for transactions.

Some of the fired or suspended workers have, however, alleged sexual abuse by members of the company's management.

Contacted for comment yesterday, Trevour Bester, the manager of Korridor, an organisation contracted by Zimborders to collect money on their behalf, was evasive.

"As an organisation, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity. Any allegations of misconduct, are treated with utmost seriousness.

"We undertake thorough internal investigations into such allegations involving our employees, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. When necessary, we promptly report matters to the relevant authorities," he said.

"It is our policy not to comment on ongoing investigations or disciplinary proceedings. This approach is essential to maintain the confidentiality and sensitivity inherent in this process and the effectiveness thereof."

Bester did not respond to allegations of sexual abuse levelled against a manager at the company.

He did not address queries on delays during shift changeovers.

However, NewsDay claims that it is reliably informed that cashiers received United States dollars in payments, but did not remit the same using their bank cards to swipe the amounts.

The misuse was later detected on CCTV footage, which showed cashiers taking cards from their bags to swipe after receiving cash.

It was also discovered, according to reports received yesterday, that one cashier may have used a single bank card for several cars in a day.

But some employees affected by the developments told NewsDay that they were sexually harassed by a manager and the matter had been reported to management.

The cashiers have since been replaced.

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Source - Newsday