MBEMBESI — A bitter wife sold out her husband who had allegedly stolen property worth over
$1 200 from his employer after the couple had a heated quarrel over an unspecified issue.
Nkosilathi Moyo (32) of Ntabazinduna was not asked to plead to theft charges when he appeared before magistrate Victor Mpofu during a court circuit at Mbembesi on Monday.
The magistrate remanded him out of custody on free bail to August 8 for trial.
It is alleged that between 2009 and 2011, Moyo, who was employed by Norman Mhlanga of Lobengula West in Bulawayo at a plot in Ntabazinduna, took advantage of his employer’s absence from home to steal various items of property worth $1 104.
Moyo reportedly sold some of the property to neighbours.
Allegations are that when Mhlanga returned, he discovered that his property was missing and inquired from Moyo who professed ignorance.
However , on July 24 this year Moyo’s wife, Florence Hlabangani, went to her husband’s employer and told him Moyo had stolen the goods and sold the property to one Rabson Ndlovu.
The complainant reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of Moyo.
Investigations led to the recovery of some property from Ndlovu who disclosed that he had indeed bought them from Moyo.
Other stolen goods were recovered from another villager, Margaret Mpofu, who also said she had received the property from Moyo.
Property worth $566 was recovered.
It is further alleged that some time in 2010, Moyo stole a goat worth $40 from his employer and sold it to Mzamba Ngulube of Thokazani Line in the same area.
Memory Ndlovu is representing the State in the case.