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    2 robbers who terrorised Chivhu get 14 years

    SAMANTHA MAKHAZA

    CHIVHU – Two robbers who stole a Bruno rifle from their former employer who lived at farm 17 Mutoro, Featherstone and went on a robbery spree in areas around Chivhu were on April 29, 2019 sentenced to 14 years each.
    Simbarashe Chokera (25) of Zihupfu village under Chief Musarurwa and Julius Monera (21) of Mapanzure Village in Buhera under Chief Makumbe were found guilty by Magistrate Fadzai Mutombeni on three counts of robbery and sentenced to 14 years with three years suspended for five years.
    Most of the robberies were conducted in areas around Nharira in Chikomba District.
    It is the State case that on March 24, 2019 the two robbed Andrew Gona, their former employer of his loaded bruno rifle which was in the wardrobe and also made away with his RTGS$2 100.
    Gona made a Police report at Featherstone.
    On April 5, 2019 the two men robbed another woman, Grace Marimira (59) at gun point of R1 400, RTGS$27 and other valuables. On April 6, 2019 the two robbed another complainant Cecilia Muchaza of his blankets, groceries and a dvd player.
    On April 14 they ambushed Beatrice Hindi (36) who was going to the flea market at 10am at gunpoint ordered her to surrender her phone and handbag.
    On the same day at around 1030am they met Reason Chikumbirike (35) who was going to Nharira Flea Market and made away with 7 pairs of tracksuits, 6 woolen hats, a Zambia cloth and a pair of shoes.
    Police got a tip off that Monera was staying at Mazhadza Village in Chivhu and they raided the place and he took them to Hokonyahills  where Chokera lived and they recovered Gona’s rifle and a lot of the stolen goods.
    The two then led the Police to house number 111 in Chivhu where they used to live and recovered cellphones, dvd players, passports and other goods.
    Police asked complainants to come forward and identify their goods.


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