ZINARA employee hires thug to extort money from a ‘corrupt’ boss

A Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) employee who hired a thug to try and extort RTGS $900 from his supposedly corrupt boss has landed his accomplice in court on charges of impersonation.

Dennis Chingwaro(24) who was working together with Samuel Sithole who is employed by ZINARA appeared before Harare Magistrate Barbra Mateko facing charges of impersonating a police officer.

The State led by Sebastian Mutizirwa alleges that sometime in May 2019 ,Chingwaro and Sithole who is on the run connived to extort money from one Anyway Mudodo, the Acting finance manager at ZINARA.

Sithole gave Chingwaro ZINARA Documents, a copy of ZINARA NMB Bank statements, fuel request forms by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), copy of an email from Boterere to Mujokoro highlighting fuel issues given to ZBC.

On May 21 Chingwaro contacted Mudodo and introduced himself as inspector Mabwe based at the Police Central Headquarters and requested to meet him since he had misled the complainant by telling him that he was investigating a ZINARA corruption matter.

The two reportedly met at Chapman Golf Club.

Chingwaro informed Mudodo that he was the one who had arrested Sithole and Phillian Muvindi, both of them being employees at ZINARA and that he was the one who had facilitated their release.

In a bid to authenticate his lies, Chingwaro showed Mudodo the documents from ZINARA which he had been received from Sithole.

He accused Mudodo of stealing Company money demanding a $ 900 bribe to make the case disappear.

It is alleged that due to the pressure, Mudodo transferred RTGS $450 into Chingwaro’s account Mudodo promising to pay the balance in three weeks time.

The greedy Chingwaro kept on pestering Mudodo to pay off the balance prompting Mudodo to make a police report  on June 3.

A trap was waylaid leading to his arrest.