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Mutsvangwa loses US$25k to maid

Source: Mutsvangwa loses US$25k to maid | Newsday (News)

BY KENNETH NYANGANI

Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa’s housemaid was on Saturday taken to the Mutare Magistrates’ Court on allegations of stealing US$25 000 given to the Cabinet minister for safekeeping.

Tracy Manase (59) from Chizemo village, under Chief Mutambara, who appeared before magistrate Nortilda Muchineripi, pleaded guilty to the charges and will be sentenced tomorrow.

The complainant in the matter is Joyce Mukono (49) from Zimre Park in Harare and is not employed.

According to the State, in March this year, the complainant gave her sister Mutsvangwa, who was the accused’s employer, US$25 000 for safekeeping.

Manase reportedly took the US$25 000, resigned from her workplace at the end of May and went to her rural home in Chimanimani.

On an unknown date in the month of June the complainant asked for her money back and Mutsvangwa informed her that the money had gone missing.

The complainant carried out her own investigations and found out that the accused was hiring workers at her rural home and paying them in United States dollars.

The complainant made a report at Mutare Central Police and proceeded to the accused’s rural home with police officers where they recovered US$3 200 cash and groceries worth US$6 200.

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    Masithole 2 months ago

    Isai mari ku bank mother. Dont you trust your banks?

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    Ndonga 2 months ago

    This seems like a very strange story to me.

    How in heaven’s name did Minister Monica Mutsvangwa’s unemployed sister Joyce Mukuno get hold of such a huge sum of cash money. Next we will be hearing that Joyce was very very lucky with the horses at Borrowdale, or had a nice fling with William Hill.

    But let’s be honest…where in this day do you see a Minister in any Government keeping such a huge sum of honest money in their house for someone.

    Most likely it was really one of those many gifts that our Ministers seem to get given while riding in comfort on ED’s gravy train.