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Published: August 16, 2009
HARARE(ZimEye)A backyard Zimbabwe Cargo company has gone on a stealing escapade as it preys upon poor Zimbabweans in the diaspora, while smuggling illegal substances into the country, the ZimEye can reveal.
The company, Zim Cargo which is involved in the smuggling of illegal goods into Zimbabwe sealed in drum containers (pictured-right) meant for liquids has to date officiated the stealing from more than 50 desperate Zimbabweans in the UK, becoming enriched with more than £100 000.
Drums donated by economically depressed exiles intended to benefit poor Zimbabwean families have been stripped, opened and subsequently reported to be ‘missing’ upon which time no compensation whatsoever is paid.
As at the time of writing, goods worth more than £114 000 were missing and customers were fuming over the matter. Apart from the goods stolen, the company charges £205 per drum.
‘No no no no, it happens all the time..we keep referring customers to Mr Nembaware ‘ the receptionist said
At the time of writing, the company’s website openly stated that it ships ‘…most household items DUTY FREE to Zimbabwe,’ a contravention of Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom’s customs regulations which require that goods being transported in and out of the country borders be declared what they are.
A DEAL HARD TO BELIEVE!
Put ANYTHING – Dead or Alive
Put ANYTHING – Gold or Food
*No more duty to Pay
*No more Clearing Charges to pay!
* No weight limit
All in all for ONLY £185.00 (empty drums excluded) are some of the cache phrases used on the company’s stationery.
A receptionist who answered the phone Saturday merely referred ZimEye to the owner of the business a certain Mr B Nembaware whose two mobile phones kept ringing continuously without an answer and Nembaware never rang back.
‘You will need to speak to Mr Nembaware directly for that…’ the receptionist said, stating that she had no information and could not assist in any way whatsoever.
When our reporter inquired, ‘..are you a company or are you a person?’, the receptionist gave no answer.
Who are the directors in your company?’ our reporter further inquired upon which time she boldly replied:
‘Mr Nembaware is the boss!’
Nembaware apparently is also the truck driver of the makeshift vehicle that picks up shipments from vulnerable customers in the United Kingdom. His website http://www.zimcarrgo.com states: WE ARE OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK ON 020 (8)961 1105
The department of fair trading has been informed as the company comes under public scrutiny and police surveillance. It is still not yet clear which other goods the company smuggles into Zimbabwe as they are not checked by Zimbabwe’s Customs Authority (ZIMRA). Finance Minister Tendai Biti’s office has now been informed (ZimEye, Zimbabwe)Tweet