Serial teenage burglar in custody

BULAWAYO - A Makokoba teenager appeared in court this week on burglary and theft charges  after allegedly breaking into 10 houses in different suburbs of Bulawayo stealing property worth thousands of dollars.

Magistrate Gladmore Mushove denied 18-year-old Trust Ndlovu bail and remanded him in custody up to April 29 for trial.

Ndlovu was arrested when his accomplices Moses Moyo and Prudence Ndlovu, who are already in custody for the same offence, confessed that he was their frontrunner during most housebreaking escapades.

Ndlovu pleaded not guilty to the charges, arguing that Moyo and Ndlovu were using him as a scapegoat for their crimes.

It is alleged that in December 2013, in Northend suburb, Ndlovu broke into Ruvimbo Mushori’s house and stole a car battery, six wine glasses, a spare wheel and $8.

On January 2, in the same suburb, Ndlovu allegedly broke into Zivanai Kagenga’s home and stole

P1 300 and $62 before he fled to plan on his next break-in the following day.

It is alleged that on January 3, the accused entered Joshua Nyara’s house and stole a 32-inch plasma TV, two laptops, five cell phones, a decoder, LG home theatre and two remote controls.

On January 31, the accused broke into Misheck Siziba’s house in the suburb and stole a mountain bike and $500, leaving the main door damaged with an unknown object that he used to gain entry.

Later in the day, Ndlovu raided Raphael Mudemba’s house and stole a laptop, LG Cell phone leaving doors and windows wide open before he fled.

On February 2, in Famona suburb  Ndlovu broke into Nicholas Mutsami’s home where he stole  three laptops,  a 21-inch television, three speakers, two amplifiers, two mixers, three DVD players, ladies clothes and groceries worth $2 000.

The accused again broke into Thomas Walter Francis house on February 5, where he stole a washing machine and generator.

Five days later, Ndlovu broke into Judith Maseko’s house in Montrose suburb and stole 90 pairs of men and ladies’ shoes and various items of clothing  together with two car radios from the vehicles which were parked in the yard.

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johnes pietersen - 19 April 2014

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