Bur­glars raid Sen Coltart’s of­fices

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Robin Muchetu Se­nior Re­porter

BUR­GLARS broke into former Ed­u­ca­tion, Sport, Arts and Cul­ture Min­is­ter Sen­a­tor David Coltart’s law firm of­fices in Bel­mont, Bu­l­awayo and got away with an undis­closed amount of money, it has been con­firmed.

Bu­l­awayo po­lice spokesper­son In­spec­tor Pre­cious Si­mango, how­ever, said she was not in a po­si­tion to com­ment on the mat­ter, al­though she was aware of the in­ci­dent.

“I can­not com­ment about the is­sue. I will have to send in­for­ma­tion to Harare then you can get a com­ment from there,” she said.

How­ever, Sen Coltart (pic­tured) con­firmed the bur­glary at the law firm where he is a se­nior part­ner — Webb, Low and Barry of­fices. He said the in­ci­dent hap­pened be­tween Satur­day night and early Mon­day morn­ing.

“I can con­firm that there was a break in at the of­fice but we are not cer­tain when it ac­tu­ally took place. My part­ner worked un­til late on Satur­day and all was well. The break in was dis­cov­ered on Mon­day morn­ing when work­ers re­ported for duty,” he said.

Sen Coltart said he sus­pected the break in was crim­i­nal and not any­where linked to pol­i­tics. Sen Coltart is also one of the se­nior of­fi­cials in the MDC led by Pro­fes­sor Welsh­man Ncube.

“We have a pre­cast wall here so they scaled it and forced their way in via a bur­glar bar where they used an an­gle grinder to open the safe and took away some money which I can­not dis­close to you at the mo­ment,” he said.

“They went through our doc­u­ments and just ran­sacked the of­fices, at the mo­ment there is noth­ing else that they took that we have no­ticed be­sides the money. The po­lice are still do­ing their in­ves­ti­ga­tions though,” he said.

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