By Munyaradzi Goche
MUTARE – A Mweyamutsvene High School pupil recently appeared before Mutare magistrate Purity Gumbo on charges stealing a motor bike from his teacher.
Kevin Zimhandu (20) of Dhaure Village under Chief Zimunya was remanded to July 23 after pleading guilty to the charge.
He admitted stealing an SAM 125 motorcycle from Charles Dhaure, a school teacher at Mweyamutsvene High School.
State witness Chris Munyuki charged that on July 16, 2019, Zimhandu unlawfully took the motor cycle from the owner’s house and sold it to Itai Chada.
On July 19, the complainant was informed by some villagers about the whereabouts of his motor cycle. Dhaure recovered his cycle from Chada’s house and it came to light that it had been stolen by Zimhandu.
In his plea of guilt, Zimhandu told the court that he stole the motor cycle for a joy ride.
In another case Zimhandu appeared before the same magistrate for stealing a solar battery from Linda Chitsike of Dhaure village under Chief Zimunya.
He was remanded to July 23 after pleading not guilty to a charge of theft.
It is alleged that on a day not known to the prosecutor but in July 2019, Zimhandu unlawfully entered Chitsiku homestead and took the solar battery from Linda’s bedroom.
The two matters were reported to Marange Police Station leading to Zimhandu’s arrest.