By Crime Reporter
TODAY we name and shame a ruthless and smooth-tongued Zimbabwean conman who has been wreaking havoc in the United Kingdom, targeting women and looting their hard-earned cash with confirmed reports that he has at least 16 children from different women.
The ZimDiaspora can sensationally reveal that George Murena who has for some time been based in Britain’s Nottingham city has reaped-off women, particularly professional Zimbabwean hard working women.
Conman: George Murena
Those who have fallen prey to Murena say he can be very charming, that way he often easily finds his way around women whom he then takes advantage of, by borrowing money which he never pays back.
A fuming woman who lost thousands of British sterling to him, said Murena has at least 16 children in four different countries, thus, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa and the United Kingdom. She detailed her shameful life with a monster-boyfriend. At some stage during the middle of the interview, the woman broke down in tears and the reporter had to briefly suspend the interview. Indeed, the woman is wounded and angry.
We can also reveal that:
- Murena conned a Zimbabwean woman in Nottingham out of her savings.
- Persuaded the woman who cannot be named to apply for a loan of £5000 which he got away with.
- Milked over £2000 from the woman’s credit card.
- Targeted another woman and got away with £1500.
- He took maize worth £5 from one Nottingham woman who was selling maize to make ends meet, never paid.
- He sub-let a building he rented in Nottingham’s Forest road to one Pentecostal church and when the church moved out he refused to pay back the deposit and threatened them with taking them to court for harassment.
- He currently owes about £5000 in rent for that building.
- He took advantage of the young man who was also living with him and was made to do house work and was also used as baby sitter for his 2 year old son.
- Murena allegedly dismissed a youngman who was babysitting his two-year-old son without pay. The man walked away empty handed.
One of Murena’s victims and ex-partner in Nottingham tearfully told The ZimDiaspora that she was subjected to horrendous cruelty by Murena “who stayed in my house without helping in bills, demanding sex everyday, cheating me with another woman and ended up hatching a plan with his girlfriend to deport me so that he starts a new relationship with another woman whom I knew very well”.
“I was arrested by police for being an illegal immigrant when I was not and had to be released after the Home Office told the police I had a legal stay in Britain. But all the same, I suffered the trauma of being handcuffed and thrown into a police cell – all this created by the man who I slept with every night, moreso, the man I was looking after, yet cheating on me and planning to destroy me,” she said.
She said after staying with the conman-boyfriend, she later discovered that there were at least 16 children in Murena’s name.
“He jumps from one woman to another leaving behind a string of children, yet he does not look after them. Several women have claimed maintenance from him, but he often outmanoeuvres them by quickly disappearing when things go wrong,” an ex-partner said.
Another woman said Murena became violent to her when she asked him when he would return the money he took away through his smooth-talking skills.
“I ended up reporting him to Nottinghamshire Police who arrested him and discharged him under caution,” she said. Ironically, Murena is the head of heads the charity African Government and Development Foundation (AGDF) whose principal aim is to help women who are victims of domestic violence.
Murena claims to be a holder of an MBA, diploma in Nursing and LLB.
“I have seen him with theses certificates but I cannot confirm the authenticity of them,” she said.
Murena has been involved in various businesses in Nottingham where he has been exploiting people and conning them of their money. He worked with various groups and he conned individuals of their money and often becomes harsh and arrogant when asked to pay back. He has been involved with groups such as One African partnership amongst others.
He was also founder of African Sustainable Development Cooperation (ASDC), a community interest company which he has used to his benefit. It is well known in Nottingham that he exploited one young man who worked for him for 10 months and was never paid. He was only paid £40 on one occasion, two days later he borrowed the money back from the employee and never gave it back.
Unconfirmed reports say he fled to Zimbabwe or South Africa where he is in hiding.
The alleged conman is reported to be behind companies such as Corporate Governance Investment Centre of Excellence (CGICE) and Sunshine Africa, Journal Of African community development, Dias Investments, Law and ethics Institute Of Zimbabwe (LEIZ), Zimbabwe Independent professional Advocacy (ZIPA), Out of Africa Communities and many others.