Harare woman up for stealing copper cables

BY SIMBARASHE SITHOLE

A HARARE woman yesterday appeared before a Bindura magistrate facing allegations of stealing 25,8kg of Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZTDC) copper cables valued at $1 020.

Shingirirai Cheure (37), of Glen Norah C, Harare, pleaded not guilty before magistrate Sandra Mupindu, who remanded her in custody to June 12 for trial.

The State alleges that on the morning of April 30, police officers from Bindura traffic were conducting routine checks and searches at a roadblock at the 7km peg along Bindura-Shamva Road.

Cheure was driving a black Honda Fit registration number ACV 8329 when she was flagged to stop by the police, who searched the vehicle and recovered a sack containing the copper cables in her boot.

She was arrested and handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department, who then called an official from ZETDC to identify the stolen cables.

The official confirmed they were ZETDC overhead copper cables.

The cables weighed 25,8kg.

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