hands-in-cuffs.jpgTwo people, who have been masquerading as National Aids Council (NAC) employees and defrauding institutions and members of the public, have been arrested and one has appeared in court while the other has absconded.

The two; Fungai Zuva and Luke Masuwa have been duping unsuspecting members of the public and some companies claiming that they were collecting donations on behalf of the National Aids Council.

The main perpetrator, Fungai Zuva however failed to turn up for court, resulting in a warrant of arrest being issued.

His accomplice, Luke Masuwa appeared before a Harare magistrate and the case was deferred to the 9th of next month.

Allegations against the duo are that they forged a donation collection form with a NAC programme logo and went around residential areas and companies collecting funds claiming they were doing so on behalf of NAC.

NAC Chief Executive, Dr Tapiwa Magure said the council has never deployed employees to collect donations, saying the general public and companies must verify with the council before committing themselves.   

NAC was enacted through an act of parliament and is mandated to administer the National Aids Trust Fund.

NAC levies are collected through the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA).