BY DARLINGTON MWASHITA
A MAN from Njube in Bulawayo has been arrested on expenses of stealing a bus parked in Thorngrove after it was concerned in an accident 4 years earlier.
The bus, which had Botswana registration, belonged to a Zimbabwean residing within the neighbouring nation.
Bongani Dube (41) was not requested to plead to theft expenses when he appeared earlier than Bulawayo Justice of the Peace Lizwe Jamela on Thursday and was remanded out of custody to February 7.
The complainant is Kaiser Dhliwayo Saungweme (68).
The bus was concerned in a highway accident alongside the Bulawayo-Gweru Freeway someday in 2015.
Saungweme took the bus to a storage in Thorngrove suburb for protected retaining because it was overseas registered.
It’s alleged that between December 2015 and March 2019, Dube approached Jobert Maplanka who had custody of the bus and misrepresented to him that he purchased the bus from Saungweme.
He additionally claimed he had already finalised sale transactions with Saungweme regardless of the actual fact the he (Saungweme) was in Botswana.
He went on to point out Maplanka phone calls made to Saungweme as a method of convincing him that the transaction had been finalised.
It’s alleged that by way of the misrepresentation, Dube took the bus which was and not using a gearbox and stripped it of elements and parts.
He additionally offered the shell to scrap steel sellers.
The entire worth of the stolen property was roughly US$31 400 and nothing was recovered.
The matter was reported to the police, resulting in Dube’s arrest.
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