Duo nabbed for extorting Pedzisai ‘Scott’ Sakupwanya
Is ‘Scott’ Sakupwanya doing illegal gold dealings?
Two Harare men appeared in court today after they allegedly extorted top businessman Scott Sakupwanya of Better Brands Jewelry.
The two, Tendai Munengwa a senior reporter at Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and Henry Kachere an intelligence officer, appeared before magistrate Yeukai Dzuda who remanded them in custody to Monday for bail considerations.
The court heard that the duo connived to extort money from Sakupwanya by threatening to expose some sensitive classified information of some illegal gold dealings they allegedly claimed were happening at his company.
Pursuant to their plan, Munengwa is said to have approached Sakupwanya and demanded US$25000 so that he could bring the documents and cause their destruction upon payment.
As a result of the undue pressure exerted on him, Sakupwanya indicated he could afford US$15000.
Munengwa allegedly accepted the money and indicated he was going to bring the CIO officers handling the matter to his offices on February 9.
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