The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has offered to pay a financial reward to anyone who would provide the bank with information that would lead to the positive identification of a suspected illegal foreign currency dealer who recently appeared in a video circulating on social media.
The central bank issued the following statement:
OFFER OF FINANCIAL REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION OF A MAN APPEARING IN A RECENT SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO CLIP DISPLAYING BUNDLES OF BANKNOTES
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A video clip has been circulating on social media since Monday the 4th of May, 2020, showing a man, sitting in a vehicle, bragging and showing off packaged brand new $5 notes.
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (the Bank), in collaboration with the Financial Intelligence Unit of Zimbabwe (FIU), is keen to interview the man to establish the circumstances under which he came into possession of the cash.
The Bank is offering a financial reward to the first person who will provide information leading to the positive identification and location of the man in the video.
Anyone with such information should contact Tichafa Chigaba on 0772207310, in strict confidence or come in person to the FIU offices at 4th Floor, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, 80 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare.
The man is also encouraged to come forward and present himself to the FIU to assist with investigations.
John P. Mangudya Governor
7 May 2020