A Zvishavane-based pastor was last week arraigned before a magistrates court facing allegations of fraud.
36-year-old Christopher Mudawarima, a pastor with Fountain of Life Ministry allegedly defrauded several people of over US$11 000 and R3 000.
He lured his victims with promises of helping them import cars and secure studying places at various institutions.
Mudawarima appeared before Zvishavane magistrate Archie Wochiunga facing fraud charges.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded in custody to August 29.
The accused allegedly used the money to buy two cars and a residential stand.