4 men, 17 na­tional IDs

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Andile Tshuma Court Re­porter

FOUR Harare men have been ar­raigned at the Western Com­mon­age Courts af­ter be­ing found with 17 Na­tional Iden­tity Cards that they could not ac­count for.

Or­phan Rwanza (39) of New Mab­vuku, Ad­mire Mhungu (32) of Budiriro 4, Den­ford Shereni (28) also of Budiriro 4 and Ku­rauone Chirume (32) of Budiriro 2 ap­peared be­fore mag­is­trate Ms Nyaradzo Ringi­sai yes­ter­day fac­ing 17 counts of be­ing found in posses­sion of iden­tity doc­u­ments be­long­ing to an­other per­son.

The four who are all un­em­ployed pleaded not guilty and were re­manded to to­day.

They claimed to have picked the IDs and were on their way to sur­ren­der­ing them to a po­lice sta­tion.

Prose­cut­ing, Mr Tony Ka­mud­yariwa said the four were busted by CID of­fi­cers on pa­trol.

“At the time of ar­rest the four ac­cused per­sons were trav­el­ling in a white Honda Fit ve­hi­cle that was be­ing driven by Mhungu,” said Mr Ka­mud­yariwa.

“On Au­gust 26, 2016 at around 10AM, the four ac­cused per­sons were stopped at Ta­garira Shop­ping Cen­tre in New Mag­wegwe sub­urb, by po­lice of­fi­cers who were on pa­trol.

“Their ve­hi­cle was searched and 17 na­tional iden­tity cards were re­cov­ered.

“They had no right to pos­sess iden­tity doc­u­ments be­long­ing to other per­sons,” said the pros­e­cu­tor.

The fol­low­ing are the Iden­tity cards re­cov­ered by of­fi­cers from the four men. — @andile_t­shuma

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