Former Studio 263 actor caught up in $50k Fraud scheme


Actress Tatenda Mavetera, who made her name on the local TV series Studio 263, has been named in a matter in which a suspected dealer is accused of defrauding a local refrigerator manufacturer in a botched parts deal. Mavetera known as Tendai Jari in Studio 263, is said to have played a role in the transaction that led to the local fridge manufacturer, Imperial Fridges losing nearly $50 000.



Plantech (Pvt) Limited company employee, Rogers Emmanuel Mukaro, was taken to the Harare magistrate court charged with fraud. Mukaro was not asked to plead to the charges when he appeared before magistrate Tendai Mahwe.

The state led by Sebastian Mutizirwa had it that on September 22 a person who identified himself as Kudakwashe Muchena called the complainant in the matter using a South African number. Muchena is said to have told Callisto Jokonya that he was capable of providing him with South African Rand in the event that he wanted to purchase some parts across Limpopo. He also allegedly told the complainant that he would in turn need an equivalent amount in United States Dollars which would be paid in Zimbabwe.

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