Ex-minister Goche up for stocktheft

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE/SIMBARASHE SITHOLE

FORMER Cupboard minister Nicholas Goche appeared on the Bindura Magistrates Court docket yesterday on prices of stealing 18 steers valued at
US$18 000 from a Shamva farmer.

Goche (79) appeared earlier than Justice of the Peace Tendai Chifamba who remanded him to October 21 on $50 000 bail.

As a part of his bail circumstances, Goche was ordered to give up his passport, report each Friday at Shamva Police Station, reside on the given tackle and to not intrude with State witnesses.

The complainant is Sincere Mupanedengu, who can be a farmer.

The courtroom heard that on November 13, 2018, Goche allegedly offered 40 beasts to Mupanedengu.

Mupanedengu paid for the cattle by a financial institution switch and picked up 22 steers, forsaking 18 steers.

On a unknown date final yr, Goche allegedly disposed of the 18 steers price US$18 000 with out Mupanedengu’s consent.

When Mupanedengu approached Goche to gather the remaining beasts, the ex-minister indicated that he had offered them.
Clement Kuwanda represented the State.

Author: Takudzwa Abioye

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