ROBBERS POUNCE ON BONA MANSION SITE

Bona Mugabe's site in Umwisdale where she is building a mansion was raided by three robbers who fled with items worth $4 800.

The robbers who had asked the cop for directions disarmed him of his AK47 service rifle before assaulting him with iron rods, booted feet and open hands. His arms and legs were subsequently tied up using a wire that had been retrieved from the site.

The trio proceeded to take the complainant’s personal items, including two phones and 80 wooden construction boards, which were on the site.

Robson Kandenga(45), Peter Mangwiro(40) and Brighton Chisiko(30) yesterday appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Tilda Mazhande and pleaded guilty to armed robbery charges. The trio was remanded to today for sentencing.

The robbers hired a hired truck, which was driven by Shadrek Chivambe, to load and transport the stolen goods to Siyaso, Magaba, Mbare, where they disposed of the stolen goods. The items were then sold to Stephen Chimhungwe.

However, the only recovered construction board was identified by Howard Karima of Hualong Construction as one of the stolen boards. Investigations led police to the  trio.

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