Epworth man faces robbery charges

HARARE - An Epworth man who allegedly robbed a photographer of clothes, cash and a car has appeared in court on robbery charges.

Peter Madyora, 27, and three accomplices who are on the run broke into Mitchell Robert’s Greendale house, tied him and his partner before making away with the loot, Harare magistrate Fadzai Mthombeni heard yesterday.

Prosecutor Liberty Gono said on April 11 this year, Robert retired to bed with his partner Casciati Renata after locking his doors and windows.

On the same night, Madyora and his gang allegedly went to Robert’s house armed with knives and iron bars and entered the couple’s bedroom.

Gono said the four men threatened the couple with weapons and demanded cash and other valuables before they tied the two with telephone cords and belts on both hands and legs.

It is the State’s case that the four took $350 from the bedroom before ransacking the house and taking clothes and other items.

The quartet loaded the loot into Robert’s car and drove away leaving the couple tied.

Robert managed to free himself and reported the matter to the police, the court heard.

The car, Gono alleged, was recovered on March 17 abandoned in Chitungwiza town.

On May 11, detectives received information that Madyora was part of the alleged gang of robbers and went to Kedish Shopping Centre in Epworth were they arrested him.

Madyora was interviewed by the police and he implicated Passmore Kaitano, one Shepard and another Ngoni, who are on the run, according to the prosecution.

Searches conducted in Epworth led to the recovery of some of the stolen property and Madyora indicated to the police the scene of the crime and how it was commissioned.

Mthombeni remanded Madyora in custody.Delegates for the conference are coming from all the party’s provinces.

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