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.


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

  3. 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.

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

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

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

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