Sankayi drags customer to court
17 October 2018
…Dhlamini consumes $87 000 beer
…Creates fake payment confirmations
A 23-YEAR-OLD man allegedly duped Club Sankayi of $87 000 worth of alcohol using false electronic payments on different occasions.
Thulani Roy Dhlamini was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa charged with fraud.
Through his lawyer, Thulani made a bail application but the State led by Sabastian Mutizirwa opposed it.
He will be back in court tomorrow.
“The matter at hand involves a large sum of money therefore the State is opposed to the bail application that the accused is seeking before this honourable court,” he said.
During a period September 28 to October 14 this year, Thulani who had become a regular customer at Club Sankayi purchased alcohol on different occasions.
Thulani was supposed to pay by means of electronic transfers into the complainant’s CABS account.
The court also alleges that the accused hatched a plan to steal from the complainant and created a fake confirmation message.
This was done to make the complainant believe that payments had been made from his One Capital Bank account.
The accused consumed alcohol priced at $10 000, $12000, $25000, and $40000 on different occasions.
The complainant did not bother to check with the bank at that material time.
After realising that the accused was buying large sums of alcohol at different times, the complainant became suspicious.
This prompted the complainant to visit CABS to confirm payments which were allegedly done by the accused and that is when the complainant discovered that they had been duped by the accused person as the alleged payments did not reflects in Club Sankayi’s Bank account.
There was no evidence that the accused had transferred money into the complainant’s account as the accused had alleged.
In total, the accused consumed $87000 worth of alcohol from the complainant.