Zvikomborero Parafini, Court Reporter
A Harare duo was yesterday dragged to court to answer to fraud charges after they reportedly transferred over $500k purporting to be bank personnel.
The duo, Graduate Kanengoni and Mutumbami McVenon, was not asked to plead when they appeared before Harare magistrate Isheanesu Matova.
Allegations are that on July 16, the complainant received a call from a person alleging that he was calling from ZB Bank upgrading the complainant’s account.
One of the duo indicated to the complainant that he had sent an OPT code to the complainant which he requested and he divulged his password.
The court heard that after divulging the password, the duo started transferring funds from the complainant’s bank account using mobile transfer into various bank accounts belonging to them.
Some of the funds were transferred to other people on the instruction of the duo and the total value stolen is $573 525.
Lancelot Mutsokoti appeared for the State.