Police are inviting everyone who lost money in a Crypto Currency Share Investment scheme run by Martin Mhlanga (also known as Boss Martin) to report to their nearest police station.

It is believed scores of people invested large sums in US dollars in the pyramid scheme that later collapsed.

Mhlanga is believed to be in South Africa and police have since launched a manhunt for him.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi yesterday said an administrator with the investment vehicle has since been arrested and is expected to appear in court today.

“We have since opened investigations into the pyramid scheme that swindled many people of their hard-earned money.

“So far, an administrator with the investment scheme, Tatenda Chizanga has been arrested and is likely to appear in court tomorrow. Tatenda works for Martin Mhlanga, who is believed to be in South Africa.

“We are appealing to all those who invested their monies to come forth and report their cases at their nearest police stations.

“The investigations are being done by Harare Central Police station,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.

The Herald understands Chizanga is officially an employee of the Ministry of Health and Child Care in the accounts section of the provincial medical director’s office, but the accusations cover work he did privately when he was allegedly working with the scammers to defraud scores of Zimbabweans of their money.

Among the complainants are police officers and other civil…

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