The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (MOFA) has informed members of the public about a fake account bearing the name of Ambassador Charity Charamba on Facebook, which is being used by Government detractors.
In a statement today, the Ministry stated that the Facebook account bears an old image of Ambassador Charamba on its profile.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade wishes to inform members of the public of a fake account bearing the name Charity Charamba and bearing her old image on the profile, clad in the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) uniform. The account generally posts Police-related content.
“The account has old photographs of Ambassador Charamba presenting credentials to the former President of Zambia and several old videos of the Ambassador addressing members of the media during her previous role as spokesperson of the ZRP. Of serious concern is that the account is posting its fraudulent pyramid schemes inviting unsuspecting members to make investments in return of dividends. Members of the public are urged to be wary of these scammers,” reads the statement.
The Ministry stressed that the Facebook account was fake.
“The Ministry wishes to categorically state that the account is FAKE and does not represent Ambassador Charamba in any respect. Members of the public are urged to desist from engaging the page which impersonates Ambassador Charamba,” concluded the statement.
Meanwhile, detractors are on record of impersonating Government employees and tarnishing the image of the nation and Government through publicizing false information. Last week, detractors circulated a picture, which had dilapidated trains and rail infrastructure highlighting that the trains belonged to the National Railways of Zimbabwe, but it was later proven that the trains belonged to the old Plazaola Station Lekunbrri, Spain.