A maid has stolen Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa’s US$25 000. The minister had been given the money by her unemployed sister for safe keeping.

Tracy Manase (59) appeared before a Mutare Magistrate and pleaded guilty to the charges and will be sentenced tomorrow. Tracy stole Joyce Mukono's money, who is Mutsvangwa’s sister, resigned from her job and fled to her rural home.

When Mukono asked for her money back, Mutsvangwa informed her that the money had gone missing.  An investigation revealed that Tracy was hiring workers at her rural home and paying them in United States dollars.

A report was made at Mutare Central Police and proceeded to the accused’s rural home with police officers where they recovered US$3 200 cash and groceries worth US$6 200.