A credit supervisor at TM Hyper Supermarket in Bulawayo is in trouble after he allegedly accepted a bribery comprising a car and $2 000 cash for facilitating prompt payment from a businessman who had repaired the chain store’s bakery equipment.
Gift Mangondo, whose age was not given in court, denied the charge when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Gideon Ruvetsa last week.
The magistrate remanded him in custody to July 22 for continuation of trial.
According to the State, between March 13 last year and March 28 this year, Kephas Tavarwisa, a director of Twin Maid System Technologies, was contracted by TM Supermarket to repair bakery equipment at the chain store’s regional shops.
Tavarwisa allegedly deposited $2 000 bribe money into Mangondo’s Kingdom Bank account as a gift for allegedly facilitating quick disbursement of payments.
Last month, Mangondo also allegedly received a Nissan Sunny car registration number ABE 2970 from Tavarwisa as another bribe.
TM Supermarket officials received information of the alleged bribe and made a report to the police, leading to Mangondo’s arrest.