Ignatius Chombo alleged lost 11 cattle to Tobias Jim (43) who is the manager at his Allan Grange Farm in Rafingora, and his three accomplices Takawira Karemba (38), Admire Dhibha (age not stated) and Oliver Mupiyami (30). The four appeared before Chinhoyi regional magistrate Letwin Rwodzi and were remanded in custody to August 30.
They were arrested after the cattle allegedly went missing after breaking out of a pen sometime in March 2017. Godfrey Timba who herds cattle Chombo’s farm, reported 11 missing cattle at ZRP Mutorashanga on April 28 after they failed to find the cattle at nearby farms. Karemba and his alleged accomplice Passmore Tafira were arrested after a tip-off that the two were in the business of selling cattle in Zvimba.
Nine police stock clearance forms were allegedly recovered from Karemba, leading to the recovery of five of the cattle at Madhuveko village in the Zvimba communal area. Karemba allegedly confessed to stealing the cattle from Chombo’s farm together with Jim and Dhibha.