Shurugwi – A 44-year-old teacher from Shurugwi has pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing mash wire that supported stones at Musabezi River Bridge along Mhandamabwe-Shurugwi High Way.
The Mirror understands that Simbarashe Madziva (44) is a teacher at Marishongwe Primary School in Shurugwi South.
It is the State case that Madziva and an accomplice, Brighton Damson (who is a builder) both from Manzini Village under Chief Ndanga connived and stole 11 sheets of Gabion Mash wire from the bridge.
The wire belonged to the Ministry of Transport.
The duo pleaded guilty before Shurugwi Magistrate Percy Mukumba.
The State said sometime last month the two proceeded to Musabezi Bridge. At the bridge they cut off 11 sheets of Gabion wire which supported stones on the sides of the bridge using pliers and took it to their homestead leaving stones exposed to running water.
Police officers acting on a tip off proceeded to the two accused’s homesteads and recovered 5 sheets of the wire.
The value of stolen property is RTGS$80 526 and RTGS$36 590 was recovered. They accused were remanded to Tuesday for judgment. https://masvingomirror.com