Teacher faces theft charges

The Manica Post - - Local News - Post Re­porter

A PRI­MARY school teacher from Marange has been hauled be­fore the courts on al­le­ga­tions of steal­ing three goats which he forcibly took from his un­cle in a bid to re­cover a debt.

Wil­ford Ka­mun­gira (24), who works at Shun­dure Pri­mary School in Marange last week ap­peared be­fore Mutare mag­is­trate Ms Per­se­ver­ance Makala, fac­ing stock theft charges as de­fined in Sec­tion 114(2) of the Crim­i­nal Law Cod­i­fi­ca­tion and Re­form Act Chap­ter 9.23. Pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor, Mr Mathew Chimu­tunga, told the court that the ac­cused per­son stole the goats on De­cem­ber 19, 2017.

“On De­cem­ber 18 last year at around 5pm, the com­plainant, Bless­ing Chidzikwe (41) led his goats into a pen and closed it. The fol­low­ing day at around 7pm he dis­cov­ered that his goat pen was open and three goats were miss­ing. He went to sleep wait­ing to ask his chil­dren since they were re­spon­si­ble for look­ing af­ter the an­i­mals when­ever he is away.”

The fol­low­ing morn­ing he asked his chil­dren and he was told that the goats had been taken by the ac­cused per­son.

At that mo­ment, the com­plainant’s wife re­vealed to him that she had failed to pay the ac­cused’s debt and she had promised him some­thing equiv­a­lent to the money owed.

The ac­cused per­son took the three goats to cover the debt. The value of the stolen goats is $90 and all of them were re­cov­ered.

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