A 36-YEAR-OLD Honde Valley man yesterday appeared before Mutare magistrate Aniah Ndiraya charged with the theft of aluminium cables belonging to power utility Zesa and selling them in Mozambique.
BY OBEY MANAYITI
Tito Fombe of Pfumai village under Chief Mutasa in Honde Valley was not asked to plead to the theft charge.
He was granted $100 bail and remanded to December 18.
State allegations are that on November 26 this year, Fombe stole 200mx3mm aluminium cables and two poles all valued at $1 300.
He then proceeded to Chinyenge Sithole’s homestead, Chiwira Airstrip in Honde Valley, where he gave Sithole the cables for safekeeping.
On November 27, he approached one Kudzanai Nyaruwata, who is a commuter omnibus driver, to escort him to the Mozambican border.
They both crossed the border through Katiyo illegal crossing point and allegedly sold the cables for an undisclosed amount of money.