ZUPCO official swindles the transporter of ZWL$29 000

ZUPCO official swindles the transporter of ZWL$29 000

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A Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) official based in Bulawayo is now at large after she allegedly swindled the company of over ZWL$29 000 in an allowance scam on 8 April this year.

In a statement, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said the suspect, Rossetta Muzvidziwa, presented a food allowance claim supposedly for point inspectors on deployment and it later turned out that the claim was for non-existent employees. The statement read:

ZRP Mzilikazi is keen to interview a Bulawayo based ZUPCO official, Rossetta Muzvidziwa in – connection with a case of fraud involving ZWL$ 29 054.00.

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On 8 April 2020, the suspect presented a food allowance claim supposedly for point inspectors on deployment.

Some irregularities were noted on the voucher prompting an internal investigation which revealed that claims for non – existent employees were submitted and processed prejudicing the institution of the stated amount.

The government has been on a mission to revive ZUPCO since January 2019 after spontaneous riots triggered by a fuel price hike caught the government by surprise.

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ZUPCO buses are currently the only public mode of transport available for citizens during the current lockdown as the government fights to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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