Chipinge BancABC tellers in court as US$40 000 vanishes

Fungayi Munyoro-Chingaira

CHIPINGE – Two BancABC Bank tellers in Chipinge appeared in court yesterday after US$40 000, ZAR20 000 and ZWL$150 000 went missing from the safe.
It is suspected that the crime was committed by the two and a TM Pick n’ Pay Supermarket employee who is said to be on the run. BancABC in Chipinge operates from TM Pick n’ Pay supermarket.

Tawanda Chapukira (30) of Medium Density, Chipinge and Reginald Simbarashe Musiniwa (28) of Usanga, Chipinge appeared before Chipinge Magistrate Elizabeth Hanzi and were charged with theft.
They were granted ZWL $25 000 bail each.
Prosecutor Eddy Mahlanganise said on June 9, 2022 at around 5pm, Chapukira, Musiniwa and Morgan Zindove of TM Pick n’ Pay supermarket who is still at large connived and hatched a plan to steal cash which was in a canister inside the TM supermarket combination safe.

On June 11, at around 12pm Chapukira approached John Munyuki (49) employed by TM Pick n’ Pay supermarket as a cash officer and also key holder of the combination safe keys intending to advance his float from his canister while knowing that there was no money inside.
Munyuki unlocked the safe and Chapukira took his canister from the safe. He then unlocked the canister in the presence of Munyuki and discovered that there was no money in it.

Chapukira advised his supervisor Shaleen Chironga who reported the matter at ZRP Chipinge Central.

It was discovered that the canister was intact although the money was missing. Zindove who is at large was on duty and was the only key holder to TM Pick n’ Pay supermarket safe keys when Chapukira locked the canister in the safe.
The two were remanded to June 27.

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