Former President Robert Mugabe

Mugabe US$150 000 cash thief nabbed

CHINHOYI : Police in Mashonaland West has arrested one more suspect allegedly involved in the theft of more than US$150 000 in cash belonging to former President Robert Mugabe.

Tichaona Katsvamutima 

Andrew Mahumbe, who was on the run, handed himself to the police accompanied by his lawyer Tapiwa Muchineripi of Muchineripi and Associates.

Mawadze appeared before Chinhoyi Magistrate Felix Mawadze facing theft charges and was granted $200 bail. 

Four people have so far been arrested for allegedly stealing from the 94 year-old former President before spoiling themselves with luxurious purchases they failed to explain including vehicles, residential stands and livestock. 

As part of the bail conditions, the quartet was ordered not to interfere with the state’s chief
witness, Gushungo Holdings human resources manager and administrator of the Grace Mugabe Foundation, Farai Edson Jemwa.

The state, represented by KesiahTeveraishe,is alleging that sometime between December and January this year, Constancia Mugabe (50), Johanne Mapurisa (50) and Saymore Nhetekwa (47) connived with Mahumbe to steal a briefcase containing the said ammount while they were cleaning the house.

Mugabe is said to have kept the keys to the house and had unlimited access to all  rooms.

The four will be back in court on January 24.


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