ZB Life Assurance Limited regional sales manager Francis Chitehwe has resigned from his job after allegations that he defrauded Ms Winnie Mapuranga of nearly $50 000 in an insurance scam. Mapuranga is a former accountant at the Bulawayo Polytechnic. She made a report to the police accusing Chitehwe of making her pay $46 600 in three years. He allegedly promised her that he would facilitate a $1 million business loan from two life assurance policies with the company.
Mapuranga also accused Chitehwe of threatening to kill her if she divulged that she had lost money to him. He allegedly claimed to be a member of the Central Intelligence Organisation while threatening her.
ZB Bank head of group corporate services Mr Shadowsight Chiganze confirmed Chitehwe’s resignation saying:
Mr Chitehwe has resigned from his post at ZB Life Assurance Limited. We instituted an investigation into the allegations levelled against him as reported by The Chronicle last month. Mr Chitehwe resigned during the investigations. We’ve not yet completed the investigations
The Central Intelligence Organisation otherwise known as the CIO is an arm of the Zimbabwe security sector whose line of work is inherently classified. For a very long time the organisation and its operations have ignited public debate and fueled speculation. Read More About Central Intelligence Organisation