Ghost worker siphons $24 000

A HUMAN resources manager with a local transport company, Western Transport, allegedly swindled his employer of more than $24 000 after he created a ghost worker and channelled the alleged worker’s monthly salaries into his personal account for 21 months.


Tommy Ndlovu (45) was granted $300 bail and remanded to January 11 for 21 counts of fraud yesterday.

Public prosecutor Mazwi Goto told the court that Ndlovu’s duties, among others, were to formulate a payroll of all the workers employed at the company.

After formulating the payroll, he would send it to the financial director for approval and payment of the workers.

The State alleged that between April 29 2011 and December 19 last year, Ndlovu withdrew a total of $24 351 39 from the company coffers using the fictitious employee’s name.

However, his luck ran out when an internal audit discovered the alleged offence, leading to his arrest.

9 Responses to Ghost worker siphons $24 000

  1. Tsuro January 4, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    The finance director also has a case to answer. How can a schooled director fall for such a scam in this day and age. this is incompetency.

  2. Jojo January 4, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    so whats bad about it!!! as long as this company belongs to long nose/ white people there is nothing bad.they enslaved us for a long time. myself feel pity for this person not for the compa\ny.

    • Gutter Poet January 4, 2013 at 11:45 am #

      Serious, Jojo?

  3. Johnny B. Goode January 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    Seriously @ Jojo? I realise this type of thinking is prevalent in Zim and that is going to be our downfall. So what happens if this company collapses? How many people lose their livelihood? You dont care do you?

  4. precious nkosi January 5, 2013 at 5:21 am #

    hw many ghost workers r in gvt payrol?

  5. sporo January 6, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    Even e FD hs gt sm question 2 answer,

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