A 30 year-old soldier stationed at 4.1 Infantry Brigade and his friend were dragged to Masvingo Magistrate court on June 7, 2022 facing charges of alleged shop lifting.
The soldier Milton Mutumbi who resides at 4.1 barracks and Wilson Kambeva residing at 4228 Dambiro Street in Mucheke A were remanded out of custody to June 22 by magistrate Ritaiswe Silaigwana for continuation of trial.
The duo reportedly broke the window of the complainant’s shop and stole some groceries items including biscuits, corn flakes and cerevita.
It is the state case as presented by prosecutor Nick Chamisa, on February 10, 2022 at around 0005 hours at Mandava shop in Mucheke rank, the accused persons approached the premises belonging to McDonald Tava.
Kambera allegedly broke the window and together with Mutumbi started taking some groceries placing them at a secluded place.
The stolen groceries included 20×500g boxes of cerevita, 2×50g loose biscuits, 10×200g biscuits and one box of cornflakes.
All the drama was witnessed by Tanaka Mufamba who was at his work place on night duty.
The accused persons gave some of the groceries to Mufamba so that he could not reveal the offence and he agreed to the deal.
Police officers received a tip off and acting upon it, managed to arrest Mufamba who led them to the two accused.
They managed to recover 4 x boxes of cerevita, 2×500 loose biscuits and one box of cornflakes from one Shylock Mushayi.
The stolen groceries added to ZW$ 10 092 and were all recovered.