Pepukai Zvakavapano appeared in court yesterday on allegations of stealing property worth $49 982 belonging to former President Robert Mugabe. He pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Josephine Sande facing charges of unlawful entry in aggravating circumstances. Zvakavapano claims that he had been given the items by Mugabe who is being represented by Enoch Nyamurima (52), who was residing at Zimbabwe House where the crime was committed.
The court heard Nyamurima transferred Mugabe’s household goods, computers, printers and computer accessories into five shipping containers so that Zimbabwe House could be renovated. He securely locked the containers which were located at the former Pollo-Ground. On April 3 at around 0200hrs, Zvakavapano who was on perimeter guard duty at Zimbabwe House in the company of his accomplice known as Marega, a private in the Zimbabwe National Army, who is still at large, broke three padlocks and stole computers, laptops and computer accessories.
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On April 10, detectives came across some of the stolen goods, which were on display for sale in the CBD and the owner of the shop led them to Voster Chigede who had bought the laptop from Tawanda Musekiwa who led them to Zvakavapano. Zvakavapano was arrested and a search was conducted at his house and some of the stolen goods were recovered.
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