By Court Reporter

The court case in which Permanent Secretary for Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Virginia Mabhiza lost ZW $300 thousand due to card cloning is lacking partiality on the side of the two(2) acused who have since been denied bail.

According to court papers, Welemu Masauso an employee at Bakers Inn was arrested for processing a sale transaction via a point of sale machine using a card cloned. While  Douglas Rusana was arrested following the transfer of money in which he is caught in the equation as an illegal foreign currency trader(MoneyC-Changer).

Amid all this, the legal proceedings failed to take into consideration another transaction made at Windmill in Ruwa where the salesman has not been arrested.

Instead, the court is now focussing on the Bakers Inn employee.

“”The court also heard that another transaction of ZW$6 600.00 was made in Ruwa on the same day. When she visited her bank she then discovered through her bank statement that ZW$94 560.00 was effected on her account and no SMS notification was send on her phone from the bank.”

“Investigations into the matter led to the arrest of acused (2) a Bakers Inn Salesman whose point of sale machine was used to swipe ZW$200 000.00 and ZW$94 560.00 using an unlawfully duplicated card of the complainant’s bank card.”

It is also alleged that of the two arrests, Douglas Rusana a Money-Changer fled to another country.

Meanwhile  the bail ruling for the two is set to be heard at the High Court on the 25th March 2022