Dar­ing thieves raid Mil­ton High

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Aux­ilia Ka­ton­go­mara Chron­i­cle Reporter

Dar­ing thieves broke into Bu­l­awayo’s Mil­ton High School in the early hours of Sun­day morn­ing, steal­ing prop­erty worth thou­sands of dol­lars.

They took away prop­erty in­clud­ing print­ers, public ad­dress sys­tems and a lap­top.

They raided the school’s tuck-shop where they took bis­cuits and drank Ma­hewu of un­con­firmed value.

The rob­bers al­legedly gained en­try into the school’s ad­min­is­tra­tion block though a win­dow be­fore forc­ing open the doors and screen doors of other of­fices.

“They gained en­try into the first of­fice where the PA sys­tems were kept. They ran­sacked the room and broke the door and screen doors to take out the PA sys­tems. The thieves also gained en­try into the bur­sar’s of­fice where they stole a printer and a lap­top,” said a source.

It is al­leged that they also gained en­try into the deputy head­mas­ter’s of­fice and searched the room but did not take any­thing.

“What is dis­turb­ing is that the new PA sys­tem was made up of very big speak­ers, which means that these rob­bers had a car. If they had a car where was the se­cu­rity guard,” asked the source.

“The se­cu­rity guard who was com­ing for the day ses­sion no­ticed the tuck-shop’s door which was wide open. He moved around to check other of­fices and his sus­pi­cions were con­firmed. He alerted school au­thor­i­ties.”

An­other source said the theft had dis­turbed end of year ex­am­i­na­tions at the school as some pa­pers were still be­ing printed.

Ef­forts to get a com­ment from school head Mr Sim­ilo Ncube were fruit­less as he was said to have trav­elled to Vic­to­ria Falls while the deputy Mr Malusi Maz­ibuko had also gone out.

Bu­l­awayo Pro­vin­cial Ed­u­ca­tion Of­fi­cer, Mr Dan Moyo said he had not re­ceived the re­port.

“I doubt it’s true be­cause I was with the school head on his way to Vic­to­ria Falls he never said any­thing to me,” said Mr Moyo.

Act­ing Bu­l­awayo pro­vin­cial spokesper­son As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Abed­nico Ncube said:

“We can con­firm that there was an un­law­ful en­try at the school and some prop­erty was stolen. We are urg­ing busi­ness­peo­ple and in this case schools in par­tic­u­lar to up their se­cu­rity as we head to­wards the fes­tive sea­son.”

He said the value of the stolen prop­erty was not given. “There will be heavy de­ploy­ment of po­lice of­fi­cers around the city dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son. Those caught in the act would face the mu­sic. We are also urg­ing mem­bers of the public to work to­gether with the po­lice,” said Asst Insp Ncube.

Min­is­ter Prisca Mup­fu­mira

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