Bishop Masuka Arrested Over US$37k Fraud

Police have arrested one Bishop Masuka of the Zion Apostolic Church at Mount Hampden, Harare, on fraud charges after he allegedly defrauded a 49-year-old man of USD$37100.

According to a report made to the police, Masuka approached the complainant with the intention of buying bricks and quarry stones in October 2017.

Its alleged that Masuka wanted 240 000 bricks and 140 cubic meters of quarry stones. The allegations are that Masuka agreed with Manaka that he would pay for the order using two residential stands in Crowhill suburb of Borrowdale.

The two stands were each valued at US$25 000.

The agreement was that after the delivery of the bricks and the stones, the complainant would top up USD$12 900 for the processing of the change of ownership papers.

Its alleged that after the delivery of the bricks and stones, Masuka became evasive and didn’t honour up to the agreement to transfer ownership of the stands to Manaka.

It was then that Manaka discovered that Masuka had allegedly sold the very stands in question to one Mukumba Leonard of InterAfrica buses, who was also ordering quarry stones from the complainant, he declined to top up the amount as requested by Masuka.

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Harare provincial spokesperson Luckmore Chakanza confirmed the incident and said investigations are underway.


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