Kombi conductors charged for stealing from passengers

HARARE - Four conductors accused of stealing from commuters have been remanded in custody by a Harare magistrate.

Abednigo Ushewokunze, 26, Grenna Kaseke, 22, Vineyard Moyo, 20, and Nigel Kandiyo,24 allegedly tricked the passengers by asking them to close the door to commuter omnibuses while they search their pockets.

They would then drop off the passengers before their intended destinations, leaving them stranded after stealing all their money and cell phones.

The quartet was yesterday not asked to plead to charges of theft and robbery when they appeared before magistrate Don Ndirowei.

Ndirowei remanded them in custody to June 25, before advising them to apply for bail at the High Court.

Allegations against the four are that they would drive in pairs while in two separate vehicles along Kirkman Road in Sherwood Park, Mabelreign, pretending to be genuine commuter operators.

The court heard they targeted unsuspecting commuters. After stealing from the passengers, it is alleged the gang would push them off the moving vehicles, before speeding off.

Prosecutor Tungamirai Chakurira told the court that they would then remove the licence plates from their cars to avoid identification. - Helen Kadirire

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