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ZRP Arrest Zvimba Man For Stealing 13 Cattle



By Zvikomborero Machirori


A 42 year old man was arrested for selling stolen cattle for an amount of US$2000 Zvimba village.


On the 2nd of November 2022 Zvimba Police received a tip-off that there was a cattle rustler who wanted to sell 13 cattle at farm 80 Chitomborwizi.






According to a ZRP memorandum, the accused had already sold 13 cattle and paid a total of US$2000 by the buyer.





“Circumstances are that on the 2nd day of November 2022, Chriswell Maponga wanted to sell the 13 beasts in question to Ignasio Kubarwa who had already had given him money amounting to US$2000” read part of the memorandum.




The police later realized that the cattle might have been stolen after they were taken Chitomborwizi for clearing.





“Constable Marikiti came to farm 80 Chitomborwizi with the intent of clearing the 13 cattle.





He then interviewed the accused person of the origin of the stock as he became suspicious by merely looking at the cattle kraal which appeared to be new.





“Constable Marikiti went on to request for witnesses but was surprised since all accused’s relatives and neighbours refused to witness authenticating the accused as the solemn owner of the cattle” reads the memorandum.





The buyer who had the intentions of buying the cattle was suspicious of what was happening and he then demanded his money back from the accused.






“The buyer Ignasio Kubarwa also became suspicious and demanded back his money amounting to US$2000 from the accused.





“Sensing danger, the accused person tried to escape into a nearby bush but was outpaced by Cst Marikiti, the buyer Ignasio Kubarwa with the assistance of other villagers who came after a shout” read the memorandum.




Maponda was later on arrested and later on was released after he was given a platform to negotiate with buyer and he pleaded that the matter must not be reported.






“Constable Marikiti handcuffed the accused but later on released him giving the two platform to negotiate since the accused pleaded with him for the matter not to be reported. Cst Marikiti went back leaving the two at the scene” said the memorandum.


Robert Tapfumaneyi