RG office employee up for fraud

Zvikomborero Parafini, Court Reporter

A Registrar General’s Department employee was yesterday dragged to court charged with fraud after he undervalued figures on revenue collected resulting in a prejudice of US$32 000.

The Registrar General’s Department was represented by its Chief Accountant Peter Bwanya.

The accused, Sekai Kenneth Nyagope, 39, was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa who released him on $500 bail.

Nyagope was also ordered to report twice a week at CID CCD and to reside at his given address.


Allegations are that from March to September 2018, Nyagope connived with three others who are already on remand to steal public funds from the Registrar’s office.

Pursuant to their plan, they undervalued figures on revenue collected and Nyagope would countersign and bank less revenue to purport as if all was well.

The offence came to light when an audit was conducted on the books and records of the Registrar General’s office and unearthed the variance, public funds amounting to US$32 090 had been lost through under receipting and banking.

Nyagope was remanded to appear in court on March 5.