Duo blows US$2m in laundering case

A HARARE pastor from Reality of Fire Ministries and an airport security employee allegedly laundered US$2 million, buying houses and vehicles.

The two, Edmore Chipiso, 33, and Roselyn Dunga, 31, are reported to have acquired an unknown amount in United States dollars sometime between August 2021 to November 17, 2021 and bought property and vehicles to “wash” the money.

“Between the duo, they acquired a house on a piece of land measuring 2 627 square metres at number 12 Giraffe crescent in Borrowdale West for US$580 000, a house at number 14256 Leggate Street in Gunhill valued at US$400 000. 

:A piece of land being the remainder of Coburn 23 plot in Selous measuring 19 9747 hectares worth USD$130 000 and a Mercedes Benz S350 black in colour for US$95 000,” prosecutors alleged.

They also allegedly bought vehicles, including an Iveco truck, three DAF XF 105 truck horses, three flatbed trailers and one 42 000 litres fuel tanker worth US$1 million.

The state alleges it also recovered vehicle papers of the unregistered vehicles they acquired and an agreement of sale of the residential stand in Borrowdale West which will be used as an exhibit. 

The two appeared before Harare magistrate Stanford Mambanje and denied the allegations.

They were granted $20 000 bail each and will appear in court on December 20 2021 for their trial.


Dionne Kanyowa