Copper cable thieves nabbed

12 Feb, 2020 - 10:02 0 Views
Copper cable thieves nabbed

H-Metro

Georgina Takavadini, Court Reporter

TWO Epworth men have been hauled to court accused of possessing 168 kilograms of Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) copper armoured cables valued at $32 928.

Blessing Tsandukwa, 23, and Dickson Kadungure, 40, were not asked to plead when they appeared before magistrate Richard Ramaboa who remanded them in custody to February 20 for trial.

The two were represented by Gwinyai Shumba of Madotsa and Partners.

Allegations are that police officers from Epworth received information to the effect that the two were in possession of ZETDC copper cables when they teamed up going to Kadungure’s place of residence.

Upon arrival, police officers identified themselves indicating that they wanted to search his place of residence.

As the police officers were searching the house, they found the copper cables stored in one of Kadungure’s cottage rooms.

The two were asked to produce a licence which permited them to use or possess the copper armoured cables but they failed leading to their arrest.

Tsandukwa and Kadungure were then taken to the National Railways of Zimbabwe where the cables were weighed in their presence and they weighed $168 kilograms.

The copper cables were valued at $32 928.

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