Two Soldiers Dragged To Court Over Gold Theft

Two soldiers stationed at Manyame air force base appeared in court on Monday after they allegedly stole gold ore belonging to Maxen Manuel Syndicate in Mazoe where they are part-time workers.

The duo, Taurai Towo (34) a corporal and Tinashe Tembo, a sergeant were remanded out of custody and will appear again in court on 18 October 2020.

It is alleged that on 29 September, the accused connived together with a security guard Themba Mudzengerere who is still at large connived with Tamuka Gandiwa (20), Promise Chivhorovhoro and Cosmas Kafudzaruwa (29) and stole 1 100kgs which they sold to Morebetterdays Milling company and shared the proceeds.

On the following day, the mine supervisor Dannie Chesa discovered that 55x 20 kgs sacks of gold ore were missing and made a report leading to the arrest of the five accused persons.

USD90 was recovered from Gandiwa while USD130 and 5kg gold ore was recovered from Kafudzaruwa.

 

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