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Freight Crook Fungwa Mawarire Still Swindling Customers

Published: November 19, 2012


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A freight “businessman” who devastated cabinet Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi’s family, Fungwa Mawarire has continued to swindle customers despite having been exposed, named and shamed earlier this year.

A number of customers have submitted evidence revealing that Mr. Mawarire who also owes several thousands of dollars to Zimbabwean music giant Oliver Mtukudzi, has failed to deliver their valued goods. As a result, they have incurred prejudice stretching into thousands of dollars for unexpected extra expenses.

Mawarire is of no fixed abode, advertises fictitious phone numbers, and yet many customers have continued to approach him for his ‘services’ only to later find themselves in frustration and deeper financial losses.


Fungwa Mawarire pictured on his poster

One male customer who requested anonymity has told ZimEye he ended up paying up to USD5000 extra charges for customs and storage expenses for his van, wrote to Mawarire in June for his van :
May I remind you that the date of delivery to Harare was initially 22/06/2012; the date today is 26/09/2012. 3 months down the line and I’m still awaiting delivery; what do you think I want to hear? Playing to the gallery? Mr Mawarire, fact is fact and you know your facts.

Where is the van because it is NOT in Harare and certainly not in my possession despite the fact that I do not owe you a penny. I have settled my bill with you and your company in full.

I want my van delivered by midday today and an explanation from yourself as to how you will recompense for the breach of contract and damage you have caused under the pretence of providing a service. You think things will just go away if you ignore them? I’m sure the authorities in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and the UK take a different view.”


Going Into hiding

Several voice messages were left on Mawarire’s answering machine, with none being attended to to this day.

Mawarire has in the past told a customer that he actually goes into hiding whenever he has financial doldrums.

“When I have problems – I cut-off everyone, my mother included,” he told a Mumbengegwi family relative who had ended up trying to reach him through his mother.
Change company name.
ZimEye can also reveal that Mawarire has assumed a new company name, after the previous entity became dissolved. Before, his company was called Zimtownship Global Services Ltd, but it is now known as Zimtownship Global Services Limited.

New Expenses
With the above client, Mawarire has claimed that unexpected costs caused the failure.
He wrote:
The Van was cleared in Bond as advised and it is intact as well as the contents. Everything is still in your name as expected, totally & legally above board. You will be aware of the unbudgeted costs we have incurred in this transaction – that has impacted on our ability to fully wash our hands and hand it to you but we are desperately working on it.”

But this is not the first time Mawarire has had problems and with Mumbengegwi family, he actually revealed he had gone into hiding after what he referred as ‘problems’ caught up with him.

Editorial Commentary

It is disheartening to note that some of our folks in the Diaspora want to take advantage of others through short-changing them in various ways. Some are trusted with goods as they head home and once they hit home, they give the goods or the money to their loved ones. Upon return from home they either go into hiding or move from where they used to live or emerge with different stories that can actually make some of the exploited folks pump out more in sympathy. Some are simply cheating folks through not delivering goods. Some simply over-inflate prices or just try to reap where they did not sow. Fraud is emerging in various ways including some at the Zimbabwe Postal Services who actually open incoming parcels from abroad especially at this time of the year as folks send in parcels for Christmas. There is need for a shale up from such corrupt deeds. Those who take advantage of, or defraud others must be exposed, named and shamed. But in so doing, we as ZimEye, will make effort to get all the facts in place and we publish these complaints to prevent fraud and corruption in the community. So many of us work hard and expect to enjoy the fruits of our labour. We cannot stand by and see these alleged fraudsters ripping folks of their dues and treasures as if they are pirates. Zimbabwe, if you have bee defrauded, ZimEye can help you expose such alleged fraud.


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27 Comments on "Freight Crook Fungwa Mawarire Still Swindling Customers"

  1. Comrade Naked on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 5:35 am 

    Editor the problem is Sh0na blood is stained with corruption from Mugabe/Swangilai to poor mahosha Sh0na Chipo/Itai. I don’t see them changing their culture, look what they did to Bosso

  2. Papa Wemba on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 5:42 am 

    Naked aka Fungwa stop it man.How can u steal from pple using such cheap tactics.But fo Mumbengegwi family beta.that 1 was a good job.Okay naked time time.

  3. CHANDO KUPISA on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 5:47 am 

    Chikwambo ichi but i don’t know why these refugees in UK easily got conned.

  4. CHANDO KUPISA on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 5:48 am 

    Chikwambo ichi but i don’t know why these refugees in UK easily get conned.

  5. Jumpdaki on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 6:10 am 

    Chando this is what happens when you are fake freedom fighter, you send groceries from trenches, justn look at the little cap and dirty T-Shirt. These people who never get tired of carrying some lousy luggage. Only carrying something and headed to some destination to commit crime. Someones says we always beat you taking opportunities! Upbringing.

  6. Mahobi on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 6:33 am 

    Uyu murume anofanirwa kutsvagwa ochekwa manhingiriki ake masikati maachena pazere veruzhinji because anofarira kudya zvaasina kushandira. Uku ane mhuri vana nemukadzi. Anotvewo baba ipapa nehumbavha ihwohwo. Maxaz.

  7. Mukadota on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 7:14 am 

    This guy needs hanging from his balls along with Comrade Nekido.

  8. Comrade Naked on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 7:56 am 

    K Zimeye expose MDC-t councillors who are corrupt like their sponsor Fungwa Mawarire

  9. Mukadota on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 8:04 am 

    Look at the bedwetting troll Naked, the clap infected transvestite is truely showing everybody what a retard it is. Read the Topic…….nobody is going to bite your bait pervert.

  10. muzii on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 8:44 am 

    this man looks cheap and akaba map ye Zimbabwe pa Chindunduma he is hiding behind those empty boxes kushaya anorova chaiko. Kana nezitye re DAPP raakakiya iro mota ingasvike kumba ipapa?

  11. Greyhora on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 9:13 am 

    He looks like Makwembere,i bet it is him

  12. Makaveli on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 10:53 am 

    This has nothing to do with being shona or being Mugabe or Tsvangirai,this Naked gay midget realy gets to my nerves

  13. Mukadota on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 11:01 am 

    Being a product of incest really damages one thinking capacity, comrade naked ticks all the boxes on this. Surely speaking any sane person can comprehend that this story has nothing to do with tribe, race or political affiliation. These ndebele fascists in the likes of Jumpdaki, Naked, Chando Kupusa, Mikey Mouse and *********** are an embarrassment to all noble, civil and like minded zimbabweans across the social, economic and political divide.

  14. Jumpdaki on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 11:55 am 

    Such reckles comments make me want to dive several meters horizontaly and give kicks everywhere. I will absorb this provocation again.

  15. Poor Farmworker on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 12:03 pm 

    The problem we have as indigenous zimbabweans is lack of serious business ethics. This also applies to our consumer approach where we always qant to cut corners. We rely more on shoddy goods and services. With indegenisation as our policy we will spend 96% of our time going to some courts of some sort. We badly need re orientation not this banditry approach to commerce and industry.

  16. Bla Miki on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 12:13 pm 

    No Gaygodzva, this man looks like yourself or your gay sister Mukadog. Makwembere is a gardener in Texas

  17. Tsano on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 6:03 pm 

    Fungwa dzokera kumusha unomwa doro kwaMupambadzire

  18. jon bhutsu on Tue, 20th Nov 2012 3:25 pm 

    Fungwa has been a failure in everything that he does, he has failed from runninga tuckshop in Manchester to promoting music, to having several children by several women, now he is in East london at a crapy University struggling to pass his first year

  19. Jacki Hungwe on Tue, 20th Nov 2012 3:26 pm 

    this man took my money and my goods and now i cant find him, i wish the worst for him, zvimazino

  20. John on Tue, 20th Nov 2012 6:14 pm 

    The sad thing is that he had once done good for himself by being the only promoter for oliver mtukudzi’s shows now we are just wondering if u were paying Tuku fully.

  21. Mambo Gubwe on Tue, 20th Nov 2012 10:58 pm 

    I have known this gentleman for a long long time and I am really surpirise by wat I read hear. I dont defend him and if he is in any way guilty then the rule of law should take it course; but some of the comments and even the slant and tone of the report all seem directed at destroying the person rather than helping solving a problem.

  22. Dhewa on Wed, 21st Nov 2012 12:47 am 

    Fungwa does not HAVE a problem; he IS the problem. He has admitted that he wanted the van auctioned so he could buy it and is lieing that he had received no payment for the van. There is a contract, transferred money into his account (Lloyds TSV), cash deposits (confirmed by email from Fungwa) and much more documentary evidence.
    This man is a serious problem and thinks he can run from the Law. He’s a liar, a cheat and a fraud and evidence of this is available from Fungwa himself. I feel sorry for him. He’s a very sad case of misguided upbringing. That’s why he thinks the world owes him. He must however, pay for his cunning and crafty ways.
    He’ll die a very poor man, without even a name. Take a leaf from Jimmy Saville because you’re no different. You abuse people’s trust, expect the consequences : home and away. Uchida usingade, uri mbavha isinga gone kuba kwacho. You might as well quit your studies before you’re expelled, the UK is not a safe haven for your kind. Maybe kumba kwenyu kuBulawayo uko……

  23. Anonymous on Wed, 21st Nov 2012 2:13 am 

    Mambo Gubwe, you are certainly Fungwa himself or his uncle, or even an accomplice.

    Do you know how it is to save a thousand pounds in the UK and then lose it to a crook?

    I think people Fungwa’s nature are a threat to the nation and must really be sentenced to solitary places like Guantanamo Bay, etc etc

  24. munhumutema on Wed, 21st Nov 2012 9:39 pm 

    This man is a ruthless thief! He managed talk to sweet talk a family friend into parting with £24000 under the pretext that he will buy two cars and ship them to Zim. Two years to date nothing has been delivered and no explanation given. A family member was dispatched to follow up the issue in the UK but all efforts in vain. The case has now been reported to Zim police and extradition papers have been lodged with Interpol UK.

  25. Mthunzi on Thu, 22nd Nov 2012 11:24 pm 

    I lost 14000 to this crook, mostly in bills resulting from his empty promises

  26. Bla Miki on Fri, 23rd Nov 2012 12:07 am 

    This is what MDC sellouts do they rob people off their hard earned cash. In fact l do not feel sorry for those lying Mdc sellouts in the diaspora in particular UK they deserve it. Why did they desert their country when it needed them most.

  27. Dhewa on Sat, 24th Nov 2012 4:27 pm 

    Fortune favours the brave. Hats off to those who dared to explore new hunting grounds abroad as you’ve provided the much needed forex to our ailing economy. Not everyone will be pleased with you (evidently). Keep doing the good work of supporting our country and economy. Don’t be deterred by the jealous elements who missed the opportunity to come to “London”.
    Now that we have been working hard and trusting these rogue elements to ferry our hard earned money and property to our loved ones, they must be held to account. No one went to Fungwa and said, “You must operate a freight service to Zimbabwe.” Quite the opposite. He made his own flyers and advertised his “services” as evidenced above. Now if you believe that I must lose simply because I trusted a crook then you need serious help.
    No one has the right to take advantage of another and I’m sure the Law will support me on that. Some of us still respect the rule of law, we are not all crooks and criminals. We are law abiding citizens and deserve that level of respect at least.
    Kana uchida kubirwa then ndiweo zvako; not me.

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