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Zimbabwe Ex-Combatants (Zexcom) Foundation Investment Fund company’s judicial manager who was dragged to a Bulawayo court last month on allegations of defrauding the company of Z$15,3 million, was recently arraigned before a Harare court for allegedly swindling the same company of more than $12 000 in a rental scandal.

Barbra Lunga (57) appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Batanai Madzingira last week charged with fraud.

Mr Madzingira remanded her to June 15 for trial continuation.

Lunga, through her lawyer Mr Welshman Ncube, applied for the referral of the matter to a Bulawayo court arguing that it would be of convenience to her since she resides in Bulawayo.

The prosecutor Mr Progress Maringamoyo had consented to the application before he revoking his decision, arguing that the 40 witnesses in the matter all reside in Harare.

“The matter cannot be heard in Bulawayo because the witnesses cannot afford to go there for the trial,” said Mr Ncube.

Allegations are that between February and September last year, before Lunga was appointed as the provisional liquidator of Zexcom, she misrepresented facts to Zexcom tenants that she was already the provisional liquidator and collected rentals.

She allegedly collected money amounting to $12 225 through one of her employees Ophah Madzikanda who signed the receipts.

The matter was reported to the police leading to her arrest.

Source : The Herald