Mugabe family owned Gushungo Holdings Pvt Ltd, trading as Mwenewazvo Estates, reportedly lost more than $10 000 to its accountant, Peter Bhibhi (34).

It is alleged sometime in January, Gushungo Holdings was selling potatoes and, since it had no empty bags to pack the produce, customers were made to bring their own sacks for a refundable fee of 25 cents per bag.

Bhibhi, the State alleged, took advantage of the system and misrepresented to his employer that customers had brought 42 275 empty sacks and paid them $10 569.

It is alleged he pocketed the money before making fictitious invoices purporting that he had given the money to the customers for the empty bags.

Bhibhi appeared before Harare magistrate, Ms Tilda Mazhande, yesterday charged with fraud.