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Former Deputy Minister Of Lands Fraud Case Postponed

Former Deputy Minister Of Lands Fraud Case Postponed Douglas Karoro

The fraud case of former deputy minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water, and Rural Development Douglas Karoro was again postponed yesterday.

Karoro was meant to appear before Harare Magistrate Donald Ndirowei. He and his accomplice, Lovejoy Ngove, are facing charges. The case was postponed until May 8 in order to continue the trial.

The State claims that in 2022, Karoro and Ngove stole $43,000 worth of agricultural inputs from the Presidential Inputs Scheme. Farmers in the Mbire constituency were intended to benefit from the inputs.

It is said that Douglas Karoro used his vehicles to pick up seed from Ngove on multiple occasions, designating the seed as being for the constituency’s underprivileged on the dispatch vouchers.

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It is said that the two changed the farming inputs for their personal purposes.

Supposedly, Ngove was discovered in possession of corn seed at GMB Mushumbi Pools, where he lives. It is alleged that GMB lost US$18,030 worth of maize seed as a result of Karoro and Ngove’s illegal transactions.

Furthermore, it is claimed that Karoro and Ngove met at the Mahuwe shopping mall in Mushumbi Pools in March 2022 in order to take possession of vegetable seed kits.

In another story, Michael Ndebele Arrested For US$40K Maize Fraud. In Bulawayo, police have apprehended a 32-year-old man named Michael Ndebele on charges of fraud involving US$40,000 in failed maize and bran transactions.

Abednico Ncube, the Press and Public Relations Officer for Bulawayo Province, confirmed the incident, stating, “Police confirm the arrest of Fraudster Michael Ndebele, a 32-year-old businessman and Director of Daily Harvest...read in full

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