6 in court over military equipment theft

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6 in court over military  equipment theft


SIX suspects who were allegedly caught red-handed stealing an assortment of military training equipment valued at $600 000 last Wednesday appeared before a Nyanga magistrate facing theft charges.

The six are Maxwell Mutsvairo (27), Stan Mutsvairo (40), Beloved Kureya (21), Tinashe Mashingaidze (29), Happymore Kobwe (32) and Wellington Million (34).

They pleaded not guilty when they appeared before magistrate Mrs Constance Marutya.

Mr Tafara Chawatama prosecuted.

It is alleged that on July 25, at around 11am, Happymore, Wellington, Beloved and Tinashe went to the border camp principal training area with a DAF truck registration number AEX 4100 and met Maxwell and Stan.

They allegedly stole 2×100 milimetre military gun, three military tank haul sides, one military tank terreck, two military tank track and one military track benz.

Tedious Chakuosi, the commanding officer of Zimbabwe National Army border camp, received a tip off that the accused persons were stealing training equipment and rushed to the camp with Yotamu Winstone Mwale.

They arrested Happymore and Wellington as the other four fled the scene.

The military gun, three military tank haulside, two military tank track and one military track benz were recovered.

The DAF truck was impounded.

Total value of goods stolen was $600 000 and all was recovered.

They will be back in the dock on September 11 for trial continuation.

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