Privilege Nqobani Maphosa (25) from Harare’s Avenues area appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande facing charges of Unauthorised use or possession of debit cards, as defined in section 167 of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act. He is also facing fraud charges.
Maphosa is alleged to have cloned a Stanbic debit card belonging to Emmanuel Chimhandamba who is employed by Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority. After cloning the card, Maphosa bought an iPhone 7 cell phone valued at $1 100 at T-One Electronics. Chimhandamba reported the matter to the police after his bank statement showed that the money was debited from his account. Maphosa was arrested after two months of investigations. Maphosa also cloned a card belonging to T Bakwena of South Africa and bought a mobile phone valued at $700 at T- One Electronics. Francis Munemo, a sales representative at T-One Electronics was able to positively identify Maphosa.
Magistrate Sande granted Maphosa $100 bail and remanded him to next month.
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