2 men arrested for swindling Dr Obert Mpofu of US$2,7k

The Chronicle reports that Police have arrested two men who allegedly tried to swindle Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration, Dr Obert Mpofu, of US$2 700.

One of the suspects approached Dr Mpofu on Monday claiming that he was Croco Motors’ chief executive officer Dr Moses Chingwena.

He wanted to donate an assortment of farm equipment but needed US$1 700 to pick up the implements in Polokwane, South Africa. Later, he demanded US$2 700.

The suspect, Phillip Nenyamani phoned Dr Mpofu’s personal assistant, Mrs Vimbai Shumba, and introduced himself as Dr Chingwena of Croco Motors.

Mrs Shumba phoned her boss to inform him about the development and Dr Mpofu immediately phoned Dr Chingwena to thank him for his “kindness,”.

Dr Chingwena expressed ignorance about the donation and warmed him to be careful as he had previously heard that there were conmen who were going around using to get money.

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