Thieves pounce on Chatunga

THREE Harare men accused of stealing an Apple iPhone 6 mobile phone belonging to President Robert Mugabe’s youngest son, Bellarmine Chatunga, while he had gone to relieve himself at the school toilet last November, were yesterday granted $100 bail each.


The trio of Victor Josam, Tendai Makambaire and Kelvin Mwandayi allegedly approached a St John’s College student identified as Honour Mukudzei Rwodzi, who had been left in custody of the phone, and misrepresented that they had been sent by Chatunga to collect the gadget.

Following the misrepresentation, Rwodzi gave away the phone, valued at $1 500, and the suspects vanished from the scene. Upon his return, Chatunga realised the phone had been stolen and reported the matter to the police.

bellamine chatunga mugabe Bellarmine Chatunga Mugabe

Police detectives managed to track down the trio and recovered the phone although its screen had allegedly been tampered with.

Presiding magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe yesterday remanded the three to March 7 after quashing prosecutor Venencia Mutake’s bid to have them remanded in custody.

Mutake had opposed the granting of bail to the three, arguing that they were likely to abscond given that the State had gathered overwhelming evidence against them.

17 Responses to Thieves pounce on Chatunga

  1. Stokononzi February 16, 2016 at 8:16 am #

    so my uncle is a pierre, he told us here in Buhera that the president and his children go to South Africa by plane to pee because the local toilets are not suitable.

  2. sky February 16, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    I applaud the 3 men for trying to take what is rightfully theirs

    • NON WAR VET February 16, 2016 at 11:12 am #


  3. Chief February 16, 2016 at 9:48 am #

    Stealing what they own.That phone was bought from the suffering Zimbabweans’ tax payer and resources money.Mugabe is the bigger thief…

  4. AD ZOO February 16, 2016 at 11:37 am #

    zvekuti anga aenda kunoita weti herald haina kuzvitaura. chii chinonyadzisa ipapa. shameless herald

  5. Takudzwa February 16, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    @AD ZOO” ….while he had gone to

    relieve himself at the school toilet…” zvinoreva kunoita weti

  6. ini February 16, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    fair and equal destribution of resources which were illegally stolen from the povo

  7. Nehanda Nyakasikana February 16, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    manje manje nyaya iyi uchanzwa zvonzi masuspects confessed that there were sent by Mnangagwa..
    kakadii kuenda nephone yako kutoilet kwacho?
    Why does the reporter seem to suggest that the theives knew in advance that its was Chatunga’s phone to warrant such a headline?? Sensational Headline and Ithink the whole story is all but a lie.
    Nehanda varikuchema from the grave.

    • Jenandebvu Mukotami February 16, 2016 at 11:11 pm #

      I think thats why DisGrace was claiming that Mnangagwa sent people to try and kill her son! ha ha ha!! grace is delusional akomana

  8. Nehanda Nyakasikana February 16, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    Even midzimu yenyika are insulted

  9. TKO February 16, 2016 at 3:08 pm #


  10. chatunga chatunga February 16, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    zvakanaka izvzvo, ko inga mapurazi mukutora wani worth the whole lyf kwakuzoti phone, haiwawo tibvirepoi

  11. Harare February 16, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

    Chatunga , chatungwa , chekutungwa chichatungwa

  12. mafirakureva February 16, 2016 at 5:55 pm #

    funny hw police r quick to respond kukanyaya kekafoni zvayo, asi nyaya yehupenyu theyre slow, Dzambara still missing

    • Hitler February 17, 2016 at 8:22 am #

      jongwe to dzamara ——— the list keeps growing nxaa mwari pindirai zvotopedzwa na Mugabage

  13. Dongi February 17, 2016 at 12:41 am #

    Enjoy your fathers ill gotten wealth while it lasts

  14. Hitler February 17, 2016 at 8:19 am #

    hapana kana nenyaya apa to hell with First Fraud family…

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