BY TREVOR MUTSVAIRO
TWO Kuwadzana men, who masqueraded as Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) officials, were yesterday arraigned before Harare magistrate Stanford Mambanje facing 10 counts of extortion.
The duo of Felix Rimaunga (52) and Brian Nyazamba (41) was represented by Lucky Dube and remanded in custody to tomorrow for bail application.
They allegedly extorted money from Harare residents while posing as Zacc officials.
It is alleged that they would pretend that Zacc was investigating the victims and corruption dockets had been opened against them, with the National Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe ready for prosecution.
The shocked and confused victims would transfer United States dollars through EcoCash, Mukuru or Mojo Mula transfers to the fraudsters’ accounts to avoid prosecution.
Rimaunga and Nyazamba cashed in more than US$5 000 from unsuspecting victims.
In one incident, they demanded a bribe of $1 million in local currency from a complainant. He deposited the money into CBZ Bank account number 033xxxxxxxxx registered in the name of Talent Murape.
Lance Mutsokoti prosecuted.
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