Herentals secretary in court over R54k theft



BEITBRIDGE-A former Beitbridge Herentals Group of Colleges and Schools secretary who was stationed at Beitbridge Herentals Primary has been dragged to court for allegedly stealing R54 197 from the institution.

Tinotenda Muzvidziwa (28) appeared before Beitbridge Resident Magistrate Takudzwa Gwazemba on Monday and was remanded in custody to September 15, 2022 for continuation of trial. 

Muzvidziwa is represented by Jabulani Mzinyathi of Garikayi and Company Legal Practitioners with Herentals being represented by its Internal Auditor Abel Kahove of Mufakose, Harare.

Muzvidziwa was employed by Herentals from December 15, 2021 to May 27, 2022, and her duties included receipting cash at the school, banking and remitting it.

Prosecutor Pithey Magumula told the court that the total amount received during the period is R548 835 and R494 608 was banked. The remaining R54 197 is unaccounted for. 

It is the State case that during her employment Muzvidziwa allegedly embezzled R54 197 on eight different dates and the matter was discovered by Kahove when he conducted an audit on June 27, 2022. 

Kahove allegedly discovered that on eight different occasions, Muzvidziwa did not bank the total amount of money she received and receipted but allegedly converted some of it to personal use. 

Mzinyathi told the court the case is premised on poor accounting systems.

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