A n'anga under arrest has fled from cops after he was taken to his homestead in Gokwe for indications. He had been arrested after he was found in possession of a missing police officer’s belongings.

Pardon Nzanga (31) took to his heels after he had directed a police investigations team to his home, saying the missing man was there recovering after he had treated him for an undisclosed ailment.

Villagers, who had gathered at his home to witness what was taking place, gave chase and caught up with him in some bushes.

Nzanga was implicated in the case of a missing Constable Edmond Sibanda who is stationed at Tsholotsho Police Station. Cst Sibanda reportedly went missing on October 10 during his deployment at the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) offices at DDF premises in Tsholotsho.

Sources close to Cst Sibanda said he disappeared while tracking $1 900 that he had mistakenly sent to a stranger via EcoCash.

“Nzanga is the one he sent the money to. Upon follow-up, the inyanga ordered him to personally come to him to recover his money and that was the last we saw of him,” a source told the Chronicle.

A source close to investigations said Const Sibanda’s relatives tracked down Nzanga on Monday after officially filing a missing person report on October 15.

“Through their investigations, they found Const Sibanda’s vehicle — a silver grey Toyota Axio registration Number AED 7571 — at Gokwe Centre being driven by Pardon Nzanga (31) of Siyamuzula village, under chief Simuchembo in Gokwe for pirating purposes,” said the source.
A report was made to the police and investigations led to the recovery of Sibanda’s vehicle, R2 500 and his driver’s licence which the suspect kept in his wallet and was using it.