Chipinge district CID spokesman Assistant Inspector Daniel Mhini disclosed that the suspect was arrested on October 5. He said:
On the day in question, detectives who were on patrol in Chisumbanje received information from an informer that the suspect was seen with some copper cables loaded in his unregistered motorcycle at Checheche Growth Point.
The detectives approached the accused person and requested to search his luggage. They found some copper cables and the suspect was arrested.
The copper cables (50 kilogrammes) were stolen at Rupiye Hot along Ngundu-Tanganda Road in Middle Sabi.
The man will appear in court facing charges of contravening Section 89 (1) of the Postal and Telecommunication Act Chapter 12:05 and faces 10 years in jail if convicted.