Thieves break into minister’s house

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Sithembiso Nyoni

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE

THREE daring thieves broke into Small and Medium Enterprises minister Sithembiso Nyoni’s heavily guarded house in Harare and allegedly got away with goods worth US$10 000.

This came out yesterday when the trio appeared before magistrate Judith Taruvinga for bail application.

The suspects, Justin Nyamakanga Dodzo (26), Godfrey Magadu (27) and Tafadzwa Mupfuurirwa (22) were remanded in custody to today for continuation of bail application.

The court heard that on July 21 this year, Nyoni left her house under the care of caretaker Clinton Nkala and members of the Police Protection Unit (PPU).

She secured all the doors, but on July 23, Steady Chikwaya, a member of the PPU awakened Nkala asking him why he had left the door open.

Nkala told Chikwaya that all the doors were secured. He entered the house and noticed that a television set had been stolen. He advised Nyoni, who instructed her son, Dumisani to make a police report. Nyoni later discovered that several items were missing.

On August 18, detectives from CID Highlands received information that the accused persons had committed a number of unlawful entry and robbery crimes in and around Harare.

This led to the trio’s arrest which admitted to committing the crimes. They led police to the recovery of Nyoni’s Apple Mac Book laptop and goods worth US$3 200.

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