Chiredzi – Two suspected Zimbabwean thieves have appeared at the Chiredzi Magistrates Court for allegedly stealing 17 goats from Dumisa in Chiredzi and selling them in Mozambique.
Magistrate Misheck Brian Munyaradzi heard that on May 11, 2021 John Chauke (33) and James Baloyi (45) from Gezani, Chief Sengwe area stole 10 goats from Hassani Mashava and 7 goats from Hlaweni Chauke who stay in Dumisa and drove them across the border to Mozambique.
The two complainant realized at around 5pm that their goats were missing. The following day the goat spoors led them into Mozambique and they mobilized the Mozambican community to help them in the search until they found someone who had bought the goats.
The buyer revealed the two suspects as the sellers and the Mozambican Police arrested them and handed over then to the Zimbabwean Police.
Both accused pleaded not guilty and complained against harassment by the Mozambican Police.
Tafuma Homera prosecuted.
Meanwhile cases of stocktheft near the Sango Border post area have been on the increase with the perpetrators disappearing into Mozambique.