Headmaster fired and arrested for stealing school funds

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Nkumbulo Thintitha Mpofu (54) who was a headmaster at Mpanedziba Secondary school in Tsholotsho before he was arrested and fired for allegedly embezzling more than $10 000 and R8 000 in school funds, was remandeded out of custody when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Ms Sithembiso Ncube facing four counts of theft.

Mpofu of Nkulumane 12 suburb in Bulawayo allegedly stole $10 698 and R8 328 between January 2014 and January 2016 from school coffers. He admitted that he took $1 791 and R8 328 but said he did not know about $8 907. He also said he was willing to repay the money that he stole.

Prosecuting, Mr Alfonce Makonese said between January 2014 and December 2016, Mpofu received $55 718 from the school clerk to deposit into the school account with CBZ bank. Mpofu banked $54 036 with CBZ and converted $1 682 to his personal use. On March 14, 2014, he was given R52 145 by the school for banking purposes and banked R47 642 but failed to account for R8 323. Mr Makonese said on May 26 the same year, Mpofu stole $109 from the school. In January last year, Mpofu withdrew $35 595 from the school`s bank account and stole $8 907.

More: Chronicle


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