Two police officers Thulani Nyathi (33) of Lobengula West and Victor Peter Munondo (28) of Entumbane were arrested for allegedly stealing two gas tanks and several cellphones which were part of the goods looted during the recent violent protests in Bulawayo.
The duo appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Ms Sithembiso Ncube facing theft charges. They were remanded in custody to today for bail ruling. Allegations are that a report was made at Entumbane Police Station indicating that there were looted goods that had been hidden in a broken down car at Entumbane Bus Terminus. Two police officers who were initially sent to investigate came back empty handed.
Nyathi and Munondo then allegedly went to the Bus Terminus. They tricked a security guard manning the premises into showing them where the goods were hidden under the pretext that they were sent by their superiors to recover the loot. They then took the looted goods, but did not surrender the loot at Entumbane Police Station.