ZBC News reports that National Social Security Authority (NSSA) Director of Corporate Affairs, David Makwara, appeared in court on charges of fraud after he allegedly siphoned more than US$180 000 from his firm.
He was remanded out of custody to the 15th of September.
Makwara allegedly used a contractor to siphon the cash out of NSSA after misrepresenting to the organisation that he intended to renovate his home.
The court heard that in August last year Makwara misrepresented that Zivo Project Management (Pvt) Ltd was to carry out renovation works worth US$182 000 at his home.
He approached Nigel Mahachi, the project manager at Zivo Project Management to give him a quotation for the proposed renovations and was given a quotation.