A Harare magistrate Josephine Sande acquitted a Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) corporal accused of stealing 119 laptops, three desktop computers and accessories belonging to former President Robert Mugabe.
The army officer, Pepukai Zvakavapano, a member of the Presidential Guard, was found not guilty of the charges. The magistrate ruled that;
The is no evidence directly linking the accused to the offence of theft despite that he was caught in possession of some of the stolen property.
The court is of the view that the state failed to prove its case and the accused is hereby found not guilty and acquitted on the theft charge.
Zvakavapano was, however, fined $200 for possessing stolen property.
Robert Mugabe is the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from his presidency on... Read More About Robert Mugabe