An unlicensed 17-year-old boy left the Victoria Falls community gobsmacked after reportedly breaking into a parked 22-tonne haulage truck during the night and drove away.
Petros Nyenyiwe, who is originally from Gokwe, stole the truck on Saturday night and drove it to Kazungula border, close to 100km away and was intercepted by police on his way back to Victoria Falls, leading to his arrest.
A motorist who was driving along the same road on Sunday informed the owner, one Tinashe Manyawu after noticing the truck and that was how he realised that the truck had been stolen.
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He was later taken to court facing theft and driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent charges.
The Forden truck belongs to Honey Grade Investments and was parked at the company’s garage along Miles Road.
The court secured the services of a resident to interpret sign language as Nyenyiwe has a speech impairment.
Victoria Falls magistrate Linda Dzvene remanded the teenager in custody to 6 July pending bail application.
It is not yet known what Nyenyiwe had gone to do in Kazungula.