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    Blind Beitbridge man, granny (73) accused of stealing from Prosecutor’s house

    BEITBRIDGE -  Clemence Moyo (37) who is visually handicapped and his mother Juliet Toma who is aged 73 are appearing at the Beitbridge  Magistrates Courts charged with housebreaking and stealing from the area prosecutor's house.
    The two have made reports to the Police that they were assaulted by the Prosecutor who is the complainant in the case.
    Moyo and Toma are accused of stealing R7 000 worth of goods from Muchiwande Sithole's house. Sithole is the Beitbridge area prosecutor. Several other suspects are also being charged for the same offence.
    Charged alongside them is Knowledge Mike.
      Also charged of the same offence, but independent of Moyo, Mike and Toma, are Gabriel Choruwa and John Nyavaya.
    Meanwhile in another case emanating from the same alleged burglary, Sithole faces several serious charges including kidnap and attempted murder after he allegedly assaulted one of the suspects, Choruwa who suffered severe kidney injuries that he had to be admitted in the intensive care at  a hospital in Bulawayo.
    The visually handicapped Moyo and his mother have been going to court on a number of occasions but the case has not yet taken off. One of the accused Nyavaya has already pleaded guilty to stealing from Sithole's house and he implicated one Brighton Moyana and Evans Moyo as his accomplices. The two are still at large.
      According to the State, Moyo who completely lost his eyesight in 1989 while he was in Grade 3 and his guide Mike went to Sithole's house on September 8 where they allegedly stole the goods.
      Toma also went to the same house on the same date and committed the same offence, according to the State.
      "We have been to court on 11 different occasions but each time we are remanded to another date," said Moyo who only recognises people from their voices.
      He recalled having gone to court on 17, 23 and 24 September, 8, 12, 13, 14 and 22 October, 10, 24 and 30th November this year but no trial took off on all those days. He will attend court again next Monday.
      Nyavaya complained to the magistrate through his lawyer Winston Tshakalisa that Prosecutor Sithole assaulted him (Nyavaya) with a hoe handle on his knees, under the feet and other parts of the body just before he went into court.
      Apart from the complaints they registered in court, Moyo and Mike on the 19th of October reported the alleged assaults by Sithole to a police officer they identified only as "Bhobho" while Toma went to the police station on a separate date to report how the complainant assaulted her.news

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