Mugabe: Suitcase of cash stolen from ex-Zimbabwe leader

Mugabe: Suitcase of cash stolen from ex-Zimbabwe leader

- Three people have been dragged to court over allegation that they stole suitcase containing $150,000 belonging to former president Mugabe

- The thieves, including a relative of the ex-president named Constantia Mugabe, gained access to Mugabe's rural home in Zvimba to perpetrate the crime

- Report claimed that before their arrest, they spent the stolen funds on houses, cars and other luxuries

Not less than three people have been dragged to Zimbabwean court over an allegation that they stole a suitcase containing $150,000 (£117,600) said to belong to former president of the country, Robert Mugabe.

BBC reports that the three thieves, including a relative of the ex-president named Constantia Mugabe, met their waterloo after police investigation revealed that a copy of key to Mugabe's rural home in Zvimba was used to perpetrate the crime.

Legit.ng gather that the other suspects were people employed as cleaners at the time of the theft, which allegedly happened some time between December 2018, and early January 2019.

It also a gathers that before their arrest, they spent the stolen funds on on houses, cars and other luxuries.

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Presenting the mater before the Chinhoyi magistrates court, state prosecutor, Teveraishe Zinyemba, said: "Johanne Mapurisa bought a Toyota Camry... and a house for $20,000 after the incident

"Saymore Nhetekwa also bought a Honda... and livestock which included pigs and cattle for an undisclosed amount."

Report has it that the three prime suspects have been released on bail, while another person linked to the theft remained the custody

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) had issued an arrest warrant on the former first lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe, on charges that she assaulted a South African model.

Minority rights group, AfriForum, announced this during a press conference on Wednesday, December 19, in Centurion.

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