CAPS United Director Defrauds ZESA

HARARE – The Anti-Corruption Commission is investigating CAPS United chief sponsor, Farai Jere, on allegations of defrauding the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) through his company Logistica.

The chief financier of the club has already been interviewed by the Anti-Corruption Commission. It is understood that Jere’s company Logistica was contracted by ZESA to supply equipment and allegedly defrauded the power company of over US$50 000.

Jere is the latest high profile personality to be investigated by the Anti-Corruption Commission.

Flamboyant musician and businessman, Tendai Mupfurutsa is also under investigation for allegedly defrauding three Harare men of US$43 450.00.

It is alleged that one Robert Mazungunye approached Mupfurutsa, the creator of the “barbed wire” brand of music, on October 20 last year.

Mazungunye asked Mupfurutsa to deposit US$73 450 from his offshore account into Wegon Motors of Thailand for the purchase of three vehicles. 

It is further alleged Mupfurutsa, known to his fans as Prince Tendai, agreed to assist on condition the complainant paid him the equivalent in local currency.

Mazungunye, who teamed up with two other complainants, Patrick Zambara and Kefas Zinyemba, raised the amount and gave it to Mupfurutsa who promised to complete his end of the bargain by making the payment on October 22, 2008.

It later turned out the musician never made the payment as promised, leading to demands by the complainants to have him reimburse their cash.

Mupfurutsa later deposited US$30 000.00 into Wegon Motors’ account on November 17 last year and has since been making false promises to pay back the balance.