Victims Speak Out: Zimbabwean woman in Turkey accused of swindling over 20 individuals

Victims Speak Out: Zimbabwean woman in Turkey accused of swindling over 20 individuals

A woman originally from Zimbabwe but currently residing in Turkey finds herself embroiled in controversy as allegations of defrauding over 20 victims surface, involving significant sums of money lost in failed business ventures.

Patience Mangezi’s involvement in a series of unresolved business dealings has exposed her to accusations of fraud and scams, painting a troubling picture of her activities.

The narrative unfolds to reveal a range of offenses, from offensive insults to menacing threats of sorcery directed at her victims.

One victim, speaking out of fear of retaliation, recounts her harrowing experience, likening it to a pact with the devil.

“Even now, I struggle to sleep after she threatened my life. I’m uncertain if I’ll ever recover my hard-earned money from her,” she reveals, her voice strained with emotion. The loss of over a thousand US dollars weighs heavily on her.

“That was everything I had. My child couldn’t even attend school after I lost that money.”

Yet, Patience remains indifferent to the suffering she has caused, resorting to further threats against her victims.

“You can report me wherever you like, but you won’t see that money again. I come from a family with ties to three notorious traditional healers. You can’t touch me,” she asserts defiantly.

A litany of grievances fills her Facebook page, with only a few brave enough to confront her directly, only to face harsh reprimands.

“You’re all fools. Let’s see if you’ll ever see that money,” she retorts.

At least 20 women share similar tales of deception and financial loss, all pointing to Patience’s deceitful behavior.

“She’s heartless. I’ve never encountered anyone like her. It’s been over a year, and instead of honoring her promises, she continues to torment you. I’ve lost over US$2,000 to her,” another victim laments.

As a famous quote suggests, “Unfair and deceptive business practices have long been illegal in most states. Yet, traffickers often use seemingly legitimate businesses as covers for illegal exploitation. It’s the ultimate business scam.”

A case has been filed against Patience Mangezi at the Harare Central Police Station under IRB number 060063.

Charmaine Brown

Charmaine Brown is 27 years old, media personnel. She studied Media and Society Studies (2017-2020) at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. Charmaine had an internship at The Herald and presently is the Editor for My Afrika Magazine. She currently lives in Harare.

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