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Lumumba steal $8,000 at Mugabe Airport

by Staff reporter
13 Mar 2018 at 20:46hrs | Views
CONTROVERSIAL political activist Acie Lumumba, real name Lumumba William Mutumanje, appeared in court on allegations of stealing $8,000 at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport last month

Lumumba, 29, appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande on Saturday charged with theft.

He was released on free bail and the matter was remanded to March 22.

The State, represented by Progress Manngamoyo alleges that on February 27 this year at around 5pm, Graham Tenei and Lumumba met at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International airport.

Graham was told that the limit of American dollars that an individual can take out of the country at a ZIMRA check point was $2,000.

It was reported that Graham asked Lumumba if he knew someone at the airport whom he could leave his money with.

Lumumba then took Graham to one Abigail Chipuru of Traverse Travel Airport Office where he left the money then the two left for South Africa.

It is alleged that on February 28, Lumumba sent a WhatsApp message to Jerthro Tonderai Maposa advising that he should go and collect $8,000 from Chipuru without Graham's knowledge.

After collecting the money Jethro got into town and received another message that he should go to fourth Street and 'sell the money' on black market through a bank transfer.

The money was transferred into Jethro's CBZ bank account and later on he was ordered to transfer $10 000 into Stanbic bank account belonging to Lillian Rufaro Madyira, who is Lumumba's wife.

Chipuru, who is the informant in this matter, then made a report at ZRP Robert Gabriel Mugabe Airport.

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Source - hmetro