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RBZ unmasks driver who leaked bond coins images

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has unmasked the person who leaked photos of a consignment invoice of bond coins destined for Zimbabwe from South Africa this week and has reported the case to the police to institute criminal proceedings against the suspect.

Tinashe Sikwila, a 32-year-old Zimbabwean employed as a driver by Prestige Carriers, took pictures of the consignment invoice, which ended up circulating on social media.
Tinashe Sikwila, a 32-year-old Zimbabwean employed as a driver by Prestige Carriers, took pictures of the consignment invoice, which ended up circulating on social media.

Tinashe Sikwila, a 32-year-old Zimbabwean employed as a driver by Prestige Carriers, took pictures of the consignment invoice, which ended up circulating on social media.

Prestige Carriers had been contracted by South African Mint.

In his statement of admission exclusively availed to this publication, Sikwila said after taking the pictures, he sent the photos of the invoice copies to his friends and relatives.

“I admit that I sent to Calista (his workmate based in South Africa) a photo of the invoice copy while we were discussing the trip (to Zimbabwe) on social media (WhatsApp),” said Sikwila

“I received the document of the RBZ consignment invoice at 14:45 hours. I departed at 15:00 hours with two escort vehicles. I sent the invoice around 16:30 hours. We started talking on WhatsApp through audio chats. I then sent the invoice to my friend to show the value of the load,” said Sikwila.

“I also spoke to Mtasa, Kondo and Clement Matuvhunye about the load, but I did not send them photos,” he said.

Sikwila went on a spree sending the photos and also told his mother-in-law of the load he was transporting.

The mother-in-law prayed for Sikwila over the phone to travel safely on the trip to Harare.

When the story about the leaked photos of the invoice went public, Sikwila tried to delete all the evidence, but failed. When the consignment arrived at RBZ every member of the escort had their phones confiscated and Sikwila was unmasked as the culprit.

“I also told my mother-in-law that I was not coming with my family because I was carrying a sensitive load to Harare for RBZ. I also deleted a chat with Kudzai Sikwila in which I told him that I was carrying money belonging to the RBZ,” said Sikwila.

It was also discovered that Sikwila used the truck to illegally bring his daughter into Zimbabwe from South Africa.

The RBZ has since reported the matter to the Zimbabwe Republic Police where Sikwila is expected to be charged with violating the Official Secrets Act.

It is also understood that while communicating with his friends, Sikwila disclosed the registration numbers of cars escorting the truck and the type of rifles being used by the police, putting security of the consignment at risk.

The incident is not the first time sensitive details of RBZ activities have been leaked.

Earlier this year, the RBZ fined State-owned People’s Own Savings Bank (POSB) $500 000 after its employees leaked images of bond notes before their official introduction.

Leaked photos of a consignment invoice of bond coins destined for Zimbabwe from South Africa
Earlier this year, the RBZ fined State-owned People’s Own Savings Bank (POSB) $500 000 after its employees leaked images of bond notes before their official introduction.
Earlier this year, the RBZ fined State-owned People’s Own Savings Bank (POSB) $500 000 after its employees leaked images of bond notes before their official introduction.
Earlier this year, the RBZ fined State-owned People’s Own Savings Bank (POSB) $500 000 after its employees leaked images of bond notes before their official introduction.

The workers implicated in the leaks were dismissed from the financial institution. The Herald

 

  • Dai asina kudaro ,do you think kuti ma bond coin aizokwanisa kusvika ava ma US coins here?Hapana chisingasungisi mu Zimbabwe ,truth or lies unosungwa aah zvakaoma .Eheeka anga akatakura ma bond coins,and akasvika ose akakwana saka problem iripapi?Tagara tozviziva kuti hazvigadzirwe muzimbabwe kana iriyo nyaya yamunoda kuti tisazive.Kusvika riini muchitiza mimvuri yenyu???

  • Zvakangofanana taizongoona awanda tisingazive kwaabva pulloo mdhara chero basa rapera zvaro

  • Why do you watermark a picture that is not yours?

  • Its so easy to become a jail celebrity in Zim, after all we refused to adorpt the rand but we are importing maZuda from SA, what a crazy world, corruption at its peak…..

  • they’ll put that report in their forgettable files and smile.

  • BHUNUNDIZVO

    john stop trying to be wise

  • Akaita zvakanaka takaziva chokwadi akatadzei

  • What those who took 15 billion $?

  • What those who took 15 billion $?

  • Kkkkkkk shame investgating silly stories yet we have got big issues around us kana dai yakabiwa zvinoshamiseiko imi dzamaba inganiko

  • Kkkkkkk shame investgating silly stories yet we have got big issues around us kana dai yakabiwa zvinoshamiseiko imi dzamaba inganiko

  • Ah criminal charges kkkk heya! Ko 15 bn how far!!!!

  • Ah criminal charges kkkk heya! Ko 15 bn how far!!!!

  • These people ayas

  • These people ayas

  • Crazy RBZ acknowledge failure so that solutions are found…haana kuba Mari photo yemari isingadhande ….

  • Asi rinoshanda futi Ku South?

  • Inga akapindana nema1 driver uyu

  • Saka chi table icho chinorevei

    • Ndicho chaita vanhu vangware kukwidza prizes nekutenga usa

  • Is it not suppose to be transparent to all economic stakeholders on how much $$$$ is circulating around? The driver was wrong in hz conduct but tell us how much zim dollars are in operation,present value ye zim dollar,exchange rates etc
    Ukaona makusnikisa mari munyika matotanga kubira vanhu forex zvamajaira zviyazviyaa

  • 😂😂😂,charge for circulating Casino coins.

  • So what this means is that 3M bond cost R5M or $400k to make 👀😳😜 what’s the use why not just the rand?

  • Hazvina kana basa izvi.

  • Problem is not the messenger, its the brainless person buying the coins!!

  • zvine basa reiko zvimabond coin zvo kunge zvinotenga chinhu

  • Akatoita akafanoudza vanhu type yehondo irikuuya. Gadzirirai manje.

  • believe it or not , yu are trying to take the remain US dollars in the streets for yo own personnal use. But sorry makanyangira yakasvinura kare. Rinove zuda within hours of touching the streets

  • This guy did absolutely nothing wrong because he wasn’t told to keep it a secret moreover he was just genuinely making things transparent since it’s not an individual thing.

  • Muno vhundukei maida kuti bata takarivara manje makaura

  • Mangudya you have been fooling us too for too long.Who dares or who cares? Honour your silly ,stupid promise you said to Zimbabweans that failure to yo bond introduction you will resign from RBZ.Ask Gono wil tell you more that Robert is making you a shield from his poor economic mismanagement.I wish Kombo Moyana to take over from you all fools who are ever covering their faces with a single finger.Mangudya and your illegal advisors are you say the US$ has fallen down?Are you telling the nation that a 2ltr cooking oil is worth US$4.5 as per your say that a single 1$ Bond is at par to us$1.?Mombe ye dhaga haifambe ,you can even put it in yo pocket.Nyarai varume vakuru like u Mangudya .

  • He leaked bt inhema here hahada

  • Ben

    A fact is a fact

  • Kusungirwa chokwadi. That sucks 😕!!! In this whole scenario those who lied about the bond note to innocent citizens are roaming freely.

  • Ko ini ndaiti anobva Germany

  • So the real value of bond notes is 1 bond dollar :USD0,42 we should be very worried #cryzimbabwe

  • Mandla Kei

  • Black Jesus

    The driver is a hero. Expose these criminal rats for what they are.

  • Kkkkk

  • Muchati Bhuu

    So what is the secret here. Kuti we import bond coins?

  • Now zvinhu zvakwira coz of these coins nxaaaa

  • kkklkk criminal charges yepicture ,ko vefuel ne 15 iya