Harare Man Mixes Command Farming Fertiliser With Sand, Sells It To Farmers

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has arrested Raymond Mbedzi, a businessman who operates a warehouse at CSC (Southerton) in Harare for fraud.

In a statement, ZACC said Mbedzi allegedly mixed fertiliser acquired under the Command Agriculture facility with sand and stones, repackaged the adulterated product and sold it to unsuspecting farmers.

ZACC investigators recovered scales and a sack-sewing machine used by Mbedzi, as well as 170 empty Command Agriculture bags, 698 bags (50kgs) of Windmill fertiliser mixed with sand and 44 bags (50kgs) of Superfert fertiliser.

Mbedzi reportedly committed the offence between January and March 2022 and prejudiced the Government of US$35 598.

He is also accused of compromising the reputation of the Command Agriculture Programme, the fertilizer companies, Windmill and Superfert, whose packaging he used in committing the crime.

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