By Staff Reporter
A FORMER Delta Beverages manager Sindiswa Sachiti has been acquitted of defrauding the brewer of over US$125 000.
The acquittal came at the close of the State’s case.
Three other managers Marshal Ranganai Mazengeza, Muchaneta Ndachena and Blessing Mlunjana – who were alleged to have connived with Sachiti were also acquitted a while back.
According to the State outline, in 2011 Sachiti, who was employed by the brewer as head of channel development, Mazengeza, Ndachena and Mlunjana allegedly hatched a plan to defraud Delta of US$125 000 after pretending that the beverages maker wanted to buy branded glasses from South Africa.
Sachiti allegedly communicated with a South African company, AFCL that Delta wanted to buy branded glasses.
A fake e-mail was allegedly dispatched by Sachiti with the approval of Mlunjana to authorise the payment of the intended purchase of glasses, the State had alleged.
Mlunjana then reportedly forwarded the electronic transfer to Ndachena and Mazengeza for approval.
Ndachena was employed as finance and administration executive at Delta Northern Region head office, while Mazengeza was finance manager in the lagers department at the Delta Southerton branch.