Two Fraudsters Arrested For Generating Zesa Tokens

ZESA could be losing revenue to employees who are illegally generating electricity tokens and then sell them to customers without declaring the proceeds to the utility company.

Two Fraudsters Arrested For Generating Zesa Tokens:

ZESA could be losing revenue to employees who are illegally generating electricity tokens and then sell them to customers without declaring the proceeds to the utility company.

It was reported that some of the employees would manipulate the Zesa token system to create a parallel system that allows agents to sell electricity,  illegally accessing the Zesa electricity database.

According to iHarare, police have confirmed that they have arrested a Zesa employee and his agent for allegedly illegally generating electricity tokens and selling them to customers without the knowledge of the power utility company last week.

The police have arrested Darlington Chiputura (41) a ZESA employee at the company’s headquarters in Harare together with his agent Joseph Wagusiwa (36) from Kadoma for illegally generating and selling electricity tokens.

National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest of the two suspects following a tip-off.

“I can confirm that police have arrested Joseph Wagusiwa and Darlington Chiputura for fraud. Wagusiwa was arrested in Kadoma after a trap was set and a Zesa electricity token valued at ZWL$ 1 680 was recovered. The token had been sold to a potential client through a fraudulent system manipulation in the Zesa electricity data process.

Wagusiwa then implicated Chiputura who was responsible for generating the tokens at Zesa headquarters in Harare and supplied them to the first suspect for sale to the public for their own benefit,” he said.

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