Man defrauds Zimdef of US$120K 

Source: Man defrauds Zimdef of US$120K -Newsday Zimbabwe


Police in Harare have arrested a man who allegedly hacked into the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) computer system and stole US$120 000.

Forty-three-year-old Amos Chisvo was yesterday dragged before Harare magistrate Taurai Manuwere facing allegations of fraud and money laundering.



Manuwere remanded Chisvo in custody to April 24 for bail application.

Zimdef is being represented by Innocent Ganya, who is the fund’s finance and administration manager.

Prosecutor Lancelot Mutsokoti alleged that from December 1 to 29, 2022, Chisvo, acting in connivance with his six accomplices who have also been arrested, allegedly hacked into the Zimdef computer system before accessing its bank accounts.

Chisvo allegedly used the Zeepay Zimswitch System and transferred ZWL$50 million to a bank account belonging to his accomplices.



Mutsokoti further alleged that Chisvo transferred another ZWL$20 million to an account belonging to Primrose Nyeri Mwangi.

The court also heard that Chisvo and his accomplices further transferred ZWL$30 million to a bank account belonging to Tinashe Evans Kadzunge and Dzikamai Zvegona.

The suspects then reportedly bought goods for various individuals in exchange of United States dollars.


The offence was discovered on December 28,  2022 when Zimdef received email message from a whistleblower.