Zimpost defrauded of $13m

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A 35-year-old man from Highfield allegedly defrauded Zimpost of  almost $13 million between May and August 2022.

This was revealed at the Harare magistrates court on Thursday when Givemore Dzuta appeared before magistrate Evelyn Mashavakure facing theft charges.

Dzuta, a former clerk at Greendale Post Office, was granted $50 000 bail and told to return to court on February 17.

The complainant is Zimpost represented by its audit manager Richard Chikuni. 

According to court documents, between May 2022 and August 2022, Dzuta, acting in connivance with Tatenda Ngara who is on remand, was entrusted to collect vehicle and radio licence fees from clients.

It is alleged that Dzuta collected a total of $12 984 053 from various customers, but converted the money to personal use.  The offence was discovered when Zimpost conducted an audit and nothing was recovered. 

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