Thieves pounce on Gono, Chihuri


Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Gideon Gono are reported to have fallen victim to thieves in separate incidents at their respective Borrowdale homes recently.

According to records in the possession of NewsDay, Gono lost 2×12-volt generator batteries valued at $400 on Tuesday this week.

His security guard, Comfort Kachidza, was reportedly picked up by police for questioning in connection with the theft.

It is said Kachidza was taken as a suspect as he was on duty during the night the offence was committed.

The guard had reportedly taken over duty from another guard who is said to have left everything intact. But when Kachidza was taken by police for questioning, he denied the allegations levelled against him.

According to the papers, on Tuesday this week, an informant in the case made a report at Borrowdale Police Station after allegedly receiving a phone call from one of Gonos security guards.

The informant said the report he had received was to the effect that generator batteries had been stolen from the governors residence by unknown persons.

Armed with the information, the informant made a police report and Kachidza was picked up for questioning.

On February 24, Chihuris wife Isabel is reported to have lost a Nokia 500 cellphone valued at $420 from her main bedroom resulting in the arrest of the family maid, Rosemary Sande, after she was identified as a suspect.

Sande is said to have denied the allegations and was later released after Chihuris wife intervened.
However, another suspect, identified only as Langton, is yet to be interviewed by the police on the same matter.

According to a source, circumstances are that the Commissioner Generals wife made a report of the theft on Tuesday this week, claiming the offence was committed two weeks ago.

In her report at Borrowdale Police Station, Isabel claimed the cellphone, which was meant for her daughter Samantha, was bought during the first week of January this year, but was not immediately used since it had no Sim card.