Ser­vice­man faces robbery charges

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Harare Metropolitan News -

A SOL­DIER sus­pected to be part of a gang that is rob­bing and as­sault­ing peo­ple in the cen­tral busi­ness dis­trict (CBD) clad in army uni­form, has ap­peared in court.

Web­ster Musarurwa (26) sta­tioned at 1 Pres­i­den­tial Guard, is fac­ing five counts of robbery. He ap­peared be­fore mag­is­trate Mr Fran­cis Map­fumo who granted him $200 bail cou­pled with strin­gent con­di­tions, among them re­port­ing thrice a week to the po­lice.

It is the State’s case that on May 6 at around 7pm, Rod­son Ton­dori was walk­ing along Chin­hoyi Street in the com­pany of his friend when they met Musarurwa and his al­leged ac­com­plice.

They were both wear­ing army uni­forms.

Musarurwa, the court heard, stopped the pair and de­manded that they sur­ren­der their mo­bile phones and they com­plied. He then took the phones and started walk­ing af­ter or­der­ing Ton­dori and his friend to fol­low them.

Along the way they met two other peo­ple who they also or­dered to com­ply with their or­ders.

It is al­leged Musarurwa and his work­mate told their vic­tims that they were tak­ing them to their base ac­cus­ing them for loi­ter­ing. When they got to Seke Road, Musarurwa or­dered the vic­tims to lie on the ground fac­ing down­wards and they com­plied, but the pair dis­ap­peared from the scene. — Her­ald Reporter.

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