Woman Named Mugabe Unpaid in Bank Mistake

Published July 15, 2008

| The Sun

A furious Sam Mugabe was left unpaid when her paychecks “vanished” in the banking system – because of sanctions against her tyrant namesake.

The HSBC mistook Sam, 23, for a relative of Robert Mugabe and froze her $2,400 paycheck.

Her bosses at a media firm near her home in Camden, North London, feared a computer glitch so they arranged for her to be paid again, but the same thing happened.

It wasn't for another 10 days that British citizen Sam — born in Zimbabwe but not related to its dictator — got her money.

She fumed: “Mugabe is quite a common name in Zimbabwe.”

HSBC apologized.

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