Tsuro in court for stealing $77m Rolex watch

By Bindura Bureau


TANAKA Tsuro (29) son to former Bindura Provincial Registrar, appeared at the Bindura
Magistrates’ court last week facing allegations of stealing a Rolex watch worth $77 million belonging
to local gold buyer, Darlington De Beers Kangara.
He appeared initially at the same court for his trial when he pleaded guilty to the charges and was
remanded in custody overnight.
According to Chipo Chinoda for State, on an unknown date but in November last year, Kangara
parked his Land Cruiser at Shashi View (Piki ) Shopping Centre and entered one of the shops, leaving
the vehicle unlocked and unattended.
Tsuro then opened the driver’s door as Kangara left and took the black watch and went away
unnoticed. Kangara filed a report at Chiwaridzo Police Station.
On 4 March, Lovemore Gama, Kangara’s friend saw the watch worn by Tanaka Machemba at
Chicken Inn Bindura.
Gama informed Kangara, who then called police detectives, who in turn nabbed Machemba.
During interrogation, Machemba then told them he had got it from Blessing Masvaya, who had also
bought it from Tsuro.
Passing judgement Wednesday afternoon, Ms Samantha Dhlamini sentenced Tsuro to 12 months
behind bars before suspending four months on condition of good behaviour and leaving him with an
effective eight months in the jail.

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