Mambo Ndini, Zimunya in US300 000k cement storm

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has issued a fraudsters alert following the duping of the public to the tune of US$300 000 by a company offering non-existent cement through public adverts.

Over 70 people were duped by the duo of Andy Baleni also known as Mambo Ndini and Tinashe Zimunya who purported to be selling cheap cement through their company Koffie and King Hardware allegedly situated at 10 Mbuya Nehanda Street, Harare.

According to a statement by National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the ZRP is concerned with fraud cases relating to the scam.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police is concerned with cases involving purported sale of cement “on special offer” to unsuspecting members of the public through advertisements on social media and radio stations by a company known as Koffie and King Hardware allegedly situated at 10 Mbuya Nehanda Street, Harare,” said Assistant Commissioner Nyathi.

He said the scammers duped more than 70 people to the tune of US$300 000.

“Andy Baleni also known as Mambo Ndini whose last known address is Flat 3 GlenLorne, Chishawasha, Harare and Tinashe Zimunya advertised cement on radio and social media platforms at very low prices and alleged special offers thereby luring the unsuspecting transacting public.

“Delivery of the purported cement was said to be done within seven days after payment for the consignment. Resultantly, more than 70 victims fell for the scam and were defrauded approximately USD$300 000,” said Assistant Commissioner Nyathi.

He implored the public to exercise due diligence before making payments of any nature.

“We continue to implore members of the public to exercise due diligence before making any payments as this scam is now pointing fingers to the possibility of a pyramid scheme through the alleged sale of cement,” he said.

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