Burglars raid Sen Coltart’s offices
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.