Six men in court for armed robbery

HARARE - Six men alleged to be behind a spate of robberies around the Avondale area in Harare have been hauled before the courts charged with armed robbery.

Tinashe Matanhire, 33, Sam Zinhu, 22, Tapiwa Makwati, 20, Floyd Muza, 33, Christopher Chikosi, 31, and Joel Muyengwa, 23, were remanded in custody to January 24 when they appeared before Harare magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe.

Prosecutor Sharon Mashavira alleged that on December 26 last year, Matanhire, Zinhu, Makwati, Muza, Chikosi and Muyengwa were aboard a white Nissan caravan with illegal number plates.

They stopped at corner Adylin and Oxford roads in Avondale and offered Kudakwashe Mapariwana transport into town.

They reportedly diverted to Maarsdrop Road and subsequently produced knives and robbed Mapariwana of $200 and an iPhone.

Mapariwana was later pushed out of the moving vehicle before it sped off.

It is further alleged that on December 30 last year, Matanhire and his accomplices offered a lift to Gerald Chiyaka who was on his way to town at Second Street in Avondale.

While on the way, they reportedly produced knives and robbed Chiyaka off two Nokia cell phones, a Zimbabwean passport and $200 before pushing him out of the moving vehicle and fleeing the scene.

Mashavira also alleged that on January 4 around 5 pm, Matanhire and his accomplices were driving along Second Street into town.

They allegedly stopped at corner Second Street and Cork Road in Avondale before offering a lift to Despite Kupara.

One of the accused persons produced a pistol and robbed Kupara of $50 and a cell phone.

The six were reportedly arrested while driving a white Nissan caravan used in the robbery.

Comments (3)

they must rot in jail thats enjoying the fruits of robbery

elimond - 16 January 2014

Zimbabwe is a rich country stastically, this is shown by these robbers who have made their calculation and come out with an answer that on average whether its day or night every zibabwean has $150.00 in his pocket plus a cell phone. This has caused these robbers to keep on pouncing on people. This is my first view.

Jim Rwodzi - 17 January 2014

Zimbabwe is a rich country stastically, this is shown by these robbers who have made their calculation and come out with an answer that on average whether its day or night every zibabwean has $150.00 in his pocket plus a cell phone. This has caused these robbers to keep on pouncing on people. This is my first view.

Jim Rwodzi - 17 January 2014

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