Fraud accused AFM church elder faces arrest


AN Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) in Zimbabwe church elder was last week issued with a warrant of arrest after he failed to appear in court where he is facing a fraud charge involving $13 800.


Virimai Chiminyu, an ex-police officer and director at Limitless (Pvt) Ltd, is alleged to have defrauded a fellow church elder identified as Regis Mupakaviri of $13 819 in a botched business deal.

Chiminyu was last week expected to appear before Bulawayo magistrate Tawanda Muchemwa to give his defence after his attempts to have the case considered as a civil matter hit a brick wall.

The court then issued a warrant of arrest after Chiminyu failed to attend the court case.

Chiminyu is alleged to have enticed Mupakaviri to inject the money into a partnership in which he claimed to have won a Liquid Telecom Fibre Optic Network tender to do jobs in Bulawayo, Plumtree and Gwanda.

He allegedly failed to give Mupakaviri his share of the proceeds after earning a profit of $139 716, 75 from the deal.

Mupakaviri reported the matter to the police, leading to Chiminyu’s arrest.