Police Officers Arrested For Stealing Goods Looted During Protests

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.

More: Chronicle

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One Comment on “Police Officers Arrested For Stealing Goods Looted During Protests

  1. A long time ago, around 1999 and 2000 to be nearer the date, I bought some groceries for my mum who was going back kumusha. She had to hire a push cart to carry it to the bus from my uncle’s house near Mbare musika. She had told the guy where she was heading so the guy pushed ahead of her whilst she followed. She was a bit slow and they lost each other along the way because of the traffic of people. The guy got to the place and waited for her but she did not turn up. Instead she went back to my uncle’s house dejected to tell them that the guy had stolen her groceries. In the meantime the guy took the groceries to the Mbare police post.

    When I went to Mbare the next day, I got to the post to make a report on behalf of her. I was told that the sack of groceries had been brought by the cart pusher and had been taken to the main Police station in Mbare after no one had come forward to claim it. To my surprise, I was shown only 2 items that had been spoilt, the 2kg margarine which had melted and spoiled 10kg of sugar. I was flatly told that that was what came from the post. So I went back to inquire and was assured that the sack was big and needed 2 people to carry. The member in charge was not much of help either so I just gave up and reminded myself that we have thieves in the police force.

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