Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa, David Hamadziripi, has warned citizens of a conman who is impersonating officials who work and have worked at the Embassy.
In a statement this Wednesday, Ambassador Hamadziripi said the conman moves around asking for money to transport donations availed by the Embassy to Zimbabwe.
Hamadziripi said the Zimbabwean embassy is not giving out any donations of any kind, therefore, members of the public should report the impostor to police.
We present the statement in full:
Members of the public are advised that it has come to the attention of the Zimbabwe Embassy in Pretoria that there is a conman who is impersonating officials who work and have worked at the Embassy.
The imposter is targeting unsuspecting Zimbabweans, mostly prominent people, and claiming that the Embassy is giving out donations of goods, mostly farming and mining equipment.
The conman then asks for money to transport the said donations to Zimbabwe. In some instances, the imposter offers to assist by expediting certain processes and ask for payment.
The Embassy would like to advise the public that the Embassy of Zimbabwe in South Africa is not giving out any donations of any kind.
Should anyone receive any message or call from anyone claiming to be an official from the Zimbabwe Embassy in South Africa and claiming to be offering a donation of any equipment or goods and asking for money to transport the said donation, do not entertain him.
Any such person would be a fraudster and a conman.