A Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) official based in Bulawayo is now at large after she allegedly swindled the company of over ZWL$29 000 in an allowance scam on 8 April this year.
In a statement, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said the suspect, Rossetta Muzvidziwa, presented a food allowance claim supposedly for point inspectors on deployment and it later turned out that the claim was for non-existent employees. The statement read:
ZRP Mzilikazi is keen to interview a Bulawayo based ZUPCO official, Rossetta Muzvidziwa in – connection with a case of fraud involving ZWL$ 29 054.00.
On 8 April 2020, the suspect presented a food allowance claim supposedly for point inspectors on deployment.
Some irregularities were noted on the voucher prompting an internal investigation which revealed that claims for non – existent employees were submitted and processed prejudicing the institution of the stated amount.
The government has been on a mission to revive ZUPCO since January 2019 after spontaneous riots triggered by a fuel price hike caught the government by surprise.
ZUPCO buses are currently the only public mode of transport available for citizens during the current lockdown as the government fights to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.