BUSINESSMAN and Inter Africa Buses founder, Dr Leonard Mukumba, has expressed concern over an imposter, who is masquerading as a family member, and purporting to be selling the company’s buses.
This came after a man, who identified himself as Kudzai Mukumba, is said to have contacted Dr Mukumba’s clients purporting to be selling buses.
The imposter allegedly ordered a buyer to deposit US$95 000 into a South African First National Bank account number 62851499494 for a Scania bus.
Dr Mukumba said he got to know of the imposter after he was contacted by his business colleagues inquiring about the bus prices.
He has since written a statement dismissing the rumours that a ‘relative’ was selling buses on his behalf.
“We have noted with concern that there is a person who is masquerading as Dr Leonard Mukumba of Inter Africa purporting to be selling vehicles and lorries,” Dr Mukumba said.
“We would like to put it on record that the person is not related to Dr Mukumba nor is he a worker at Inter Africa.”
Dr Mukumba urged the public to be careful of this imposter.
“The public should be wary of this person, I do not involve anyone in the selling of buses or vehicles. I have never involved anyone in that business, the imposter is actually from the public.”
The alleged imposter could not be reached for comment as his mobile phone was not reachable by time of going to print.
Inter-Africa Bus Services Ltd started as Mukumba Brothers Transport Ltd, and has been operating as a bus service provider for nearly 17 years.
The bus service company then transformed to Inter-Africa.
In January 2013, the company was restructured and, to date, Inter-Africa is one of the leading players in the Zimbabwe bus industry.