Four Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) workers appeared in court accused of smuggling fake diamonds into the company’s sorting house, replacing them with high quality diamonds thereby swindling the firm of half a million dollars.
ZCDC diamond sorter Anesu Dhliwayo (34) today appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Rumbidzai Mugwagwa facing theft charges and was remanded to today for bail consideration. His alleged accomplices, an internal security guard Tobias Mukundu, a diamond sorter Elphas Dhaka and a closed circuit television operator Stalin Munyanyi, have already appeared in court on same charges.
The State opposed bail for Dhliwayo saying he is a flight risk. Dhliwayo bought a Toyota Wish with the money he stole. The vehicle was recovered by the police.