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Patricia Mutandwa Arrested Over US$2K Birthday Gift Fraud

Patricia Mutandwa Arrested Over US$2K Birthday Gift Fraud

Patricia Mutandwa, the woman sought by the police for allegedly swindling 34 women out of US$2000 intended for a birthday gift, has been apprehended.

Patricia Mutandwa appeared before the Bulawayo Magistrates’ Court where she secured bail upon pleading that she was breastfeeding. She was granted bail in the amount of US$50 and is scheduled to appear in court again on April 8.

Reports indicate that Patricia was seized at a local hotel in Harare subsequent to a meeting with the complainant, Sipho Mazibuko, who promptly notified law enforcement. Her case was documented under CR120/3/24.

Patricia had joined the Esteemed Business Women Zimbabwe group and introduced a birthday club initiative, which garnered the participation of thirty-four women.

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The allegations suggest that in January of this year, the group collectively raised US$2000 for a birthday gift, only for Patricia to vanish thereafter.

Some of the funds purportedly found their way into her husband’s Ecocash account and her Innbucks account. Following a police report, Patricia was arrested.

In another story, 45-Year-Old Arrested for Burglary in CBD Shops. Thabisani Ndlovu, a 45-year-old resident of Cowdray Park suburb, has been brought before the courts in Bulawayo on charges related to a burglary spree at a shopping mall in the city’s central business district. The alleged thefts involved laptops and cash totaling thousands of dollars…read in full

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