Mediator Setoboli, Court Reporter
A HARARE man has appeared in court for allegedly stealing gum tree logs.
Knowledge Zhoya, 35, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before magistrate Victoria Mashamba charged with theft.
He was granted a $150 bail and he will back in court October 3 for trial.
It is the State’s case that on August 26, Mitchel Zharara discovered that his gumtree logs were stolen from his workplace and the complainant filed a report to the police to that effect.
On September 4, Lawrence Teni who is employed by the complainant, came across the accused who was pushing a pushcart with a gumtree log with the same peculiar marks as the one stolen at his workplace.
Teni then followed the accused and noted his place of residence and he went on to report the case to the complainant and the police.
Investigations were done leading to the arrest of the accused and recovery of three meter gumtree log at Zhoya’s house.
The total value stolen was $2400 and only $100 was recovered.