THE trial of four Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) cashiers in Marondera, who are facing charges of converting daily takings by ratepayers amounting to US$41 140 to their own use, failed to kickstart last week.
BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA
Magistrate Josephine Sade postponed the matter to Tuesday this week to pave way for both internal and external investigations.
Cashiers Pepertua Magagani (26), Adlight Machekanyanga (25), Richard Mubobo (34) and their supervisor Luke Mugumanya (43), who allegedly swindled the power utility company, are currently out of custody on US$100 bail each.
It is the State’s case that on May 1 2013, the four who were employed as cashiers at Zesa Marondera, acted in connivance on different occasions with one Violet Makuyana to pocket the daily takings of money paid by rate payers.
Makuyana is still at large.
Instead of banking the money with the Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (CBZ) in which ZETDC Marondera had an accountant, the accused converted the money to their use.
The offence was discovered by a Zesa accounting officer, Mathias Fundai.