Fake currencies including the United States dollars and bond notes are flooding the streets of Mutare, with the peddlers targeting unsuspecting taxi drivers, barmen shop attendants and Eco-cash agents.
Mr Fletcher Karombe prosecuted.The court heard that the duo allegedly hired a taxi from Mpudzi Village in Mutare District on May 15 to town.
They were remanded in custody to June 2 for trial. They pleaded not guilty.
In an unrelated case, a city cab driver, Lovebond Mutora, was last week given a counterfeit $5 by an unknown person who had hired him from Yeovil to Darlington.
“I picked the passenger in Yeovil in the evening and he gave me the fake $5 bond note. He asked for $2 change and I gave him. I dropped him in Darlington and returned to town. I later realised that the bond note was fake,” he said.
Another fake $5 bond note was recently used to pay for meat at Villa Meats in Dangamvura.