Zim firm specialising in scholarship scams comes to Zambia

A Zimbabwean sham firm famous for fraud and scams involving students schlaorships is now in Zambia.

The Company called Worldwide Scholarships is owned by a Mr. Munya Maraire and his lover.

The company has its headquarters in Zimbabwe but is also active in South Africa. In Zambia it has a temporary office at Regus in Lusaka (Elunda Two, 2nd Floor, Addis Ababa Roundabout, Corner Chikwa Road& Los Angeles Blvd, Rhodes Park).

Please see the links below on how this sham firm has been operating in Zim.

One source said Munya Maraire and his fiancee borrowed some money from him after lying that they had some emergencies. They refused to pay and cut communication.

When the directors of the sham firm dame to Zambia, they engaged the services of a taxi driver who took them around Lusaka and other parts of the country (including the Copperbelt) so that they could advertise their business (Worldwide Scholarships) at Zambian schools. However, the taxi driver has not been paid and is still owed an amount of about ZMW 3,500. He is now in danger of losing his taxi and livelihood.

HERE IS ONE WARNING TO THE PUBLIC ISSUED IN ZIMBABWE:

It is with regret that i write to advise you that the “Concept 4 Soccer International” board of directors have taken the decision to cease with immediate effect our partnership with Mr Munyaradzi Maraire and his company “Worldwide Scholarships”.

This is owing to false representation and his none payment of work undertaken by our company. His lack of professionalism and management skills have proved to be very costly. We have also been made aware of Mr Munyaradzi Maraire’s past history (links below) which combined with the above prompted the boards decision that we will not be attending or associating ourselves with any future programmes linked with Worldwide Scholarships, including the scheduled residential soccer trial camp in South Africa in December 2013.

This matter is now in the hands of our lawyer and would urgently encourage anyone who is associated professionally with Mr Munyaradzi Maraire or having any dealings with his company to take legal advise if concerned.

Scholarship agency bungles US-based students fees:-
http://www.chronicle.co.zw/scholarship-agency-bungles-us-based-students-…

Zimbabwean students face expulsion from USA universities:-
http://www.zimdiaspora.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=…

Former Sprinter Maraire in US$12k fraud:-
http://nehandaradio.com/2013/03/08/former-sprinter-maraire-in-us12k-fraud/

Former Sprinter Munya Maraire granted bail:-
http://nehandaradio.com/2012/06/15/former-sprinter-munya-maraire-granted…

Zimbabwe: Munya Maraire arrested:-
http://nehandaradio.com/2012/06/15/former-sprinter-munya-maraire-granted…

WWS boss Maraire arrested:-
https://www.newsday.co.zw/2012/06/14/2012-06-14-wws-boss-maraire-arrested/

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