ZRP yesterday arrested CAPS United Majority Shareholder and Football administrator Farai Jere together with 2 ZESA employees on fraud charges, The Herald reports. According to the publication, the trio was arrested in connection with the sale of electricity meters using allegedly falsified documents to prejudice Zesa by as much as US$4 million.
ZRP was working with Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU) when they arrested the trio yesterday and the arrests were confirmed by SACU head Mr Thabani Mpofu who said:
l can confirm that Farai Jere has been arrested together with two Zesa employees on allegations of fraud. They are appearing in court very soon, but I cannot give further details at the moment.
According to The Herald:
Sources close to the investigation said Jere, reported to head Helcraw Electricals, was involved in the procurement of Zesa meters, and that procurement, which could have cost Zesa up to US$4 million, is the foundation of the allegations. It is also understood that the allegations bring in a trip the three made to Britain, paid for by Zesa, but with nothing delivered.
The trio’s arrest came after the suspension of the ZESA Boss Sydney Gata, as ZACC is probing the graft charges levelled against Gata.
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