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Police officer swindles NUST student of US$2,500 in gold deal

A POLICE officer at Khumalo Police Station in Bulawayo has been arrested after he allegedly tricked a student at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) into parting with US$2,500 for a gold deal which then went south.

Prosper Mazokera (35) also allegedly duped his workmate Tawedzerwa Johane of US$1 800 using a similar modus operandi.

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Circumstances are that on 28 April 2021 and at around 10am Mazokera approached NUST student Patmos Nyavanhu and told him that he was dealing in gold. He is alleged to have convinced Nyavanhu to give him US$2 500 and Z$5 000 which he alleged would generate US$5 400 after a month.

As if that was not enough, Mazokera on an unknown date, at around 11am, approached his workmate Johane and told him he was into mining.

He convinced Johane to give him US$1 800 which he claimed would accumulate every month. After being smooth-talked and convinced that he had struck a lucrative deal, Johane gave him the amount in question.

The matter is before the courts.

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