Mutare (New Ziana-Pungwe News)-Two female teenagers from Dangamvura high density suburb recently appeared before the Mutare magistrates court charged with stealing US$1 300 from a truck driver who had offered them lunch in his truck.
The duo, Olinda Munashe Mutwayo (19) and her friend (name withheld) aged 17 appeared before magistrate Notbulgar Muchineripi facing charges of theft.
The pair pleaded guilty and were remanded in custody while the magistrate awaits a report from a probation officer since the other suspect is a juvenile.
Asked why they committed the offence, the teens said the complainant used them on several occasions and they took the money as their payment.
“Ndakaba mari yake nekuti ange achindishandisa, ndaimuwachira hembe dzake nekutsvaira nekubika kumba kwake (I stole his money because he used me. l used to cook and do laundry for him),” said Matwayo.
Matwayo revealed to the court that her 17 year old friend was dating Vengesai.
Prosecutor Nyasha Mukonyora told the court that on November 27 this year, the two teens met Kurauone Vengesai (34) at Zimra TOAZ fuel tanker trucks parking depot along Glasgow Road in the eastern body city.
Vengesai reportedly offered the two teenagers lunch inside his truck.
After having lunch, the court was further told that Vengesai disembarked from the truck and went to see his colleague who was parked next to his truck.
It is alleged that Mutwayo’s friend then approached Vengesai who was talking to his friend and started having conversation with them.
After a while, Mutwayo’s friend told Vengesai that she was going home alone.
Vengesai then returned to his truck and discovered that Matwayo had disappeared from the truck and also his satchel containing US$ 1 385 was open.
On searching his bag he discovered that US$1 300 was missing.
He tried to call Mutwayo but she had switched off her phone, prompting Vengesai to go and report the matter at Mutare Central Police station.
The following morning, Vengesai located the two teens and successfully lured them to the Central Investigations Department at Mutare Central Police station.
Police and discovered that the two were in possession of cash and cellphones which they had recently bought.
A total of US$860 and two Itel phones were recovered.