GUTU – Augustine Tsikirai Takaona, a Nyazvidzi farmer is counting his losses after a group of thieves riding in a kombi descended on his farm on Sunday and loaded 38 goats into their vehicle before making off towards Buhera along Gutu – Buhera Road.
The matter was reported at Gutu Police Station.
Mbuya Henerica Takaona confirmed the theft and said that the suspects arrived at the farm at around the 4pm. They disembarked and started drinking beer from a bottle store that is in the farm. Mbuya Takaona became suspicious at some stage and questioned one of the group members what their business really was.
"He was very rude when I confronted him over their movements around the bottle store and my yard," said Mbuya Takaona.
She said that at some stage, she realised that the group was bigger than the one at the bottle store as some men were seen in the fields and near the garden. After about an hour the Kombi left and that is when workers at the farm realised that goats that were locked away in a disused garden have been let out.
Just at that time a girl from the next farm (Choga) came and reported that she had seen a group of men loading goats into their kombi. Of the more than five dozen goats, the thieves left about 14kids.
"It then dawned upon me that the kombi did not even have number plates on it and it also had a red ribbon normally tied on cars by people in a cortege," said Mbuya Takaona
It is suspected that the thugs either drove to Buhera or they somehow found their way into other places in Gutu District.