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    Blankets saga: Beitbridge Hospital workers acquitted



    ELLEN MLAMBO
    BEITBRIDGE BUREAU

    BEITBRIDGE - Seven Beitbridge District hospital workers were on Tuesday last week acquitted on charges of stealing blankets donated to the health service centre by ZIMRA.
    The workers were acquitted on a technicality after it was established that the number of blankets do not tally with the count.  
    The suspects appeared before Resident Magistrate Langton Mukwengi facing theft charges involving 221 donated blankets worth $600.
    The seven accused are Rachel Muleya (62), Future Muleya (33), Nkosinothando Mangwende (56), Florence Machapa (32), Zanele Moyo (27), Grace Ndou (42) and Engedzai Mbedzi (41).
    The complainant in the matter is the Ministry of Health and Child Care represented by Nelson Mashiri  (43) the hospital administrator.
    It is the state case that on July 18, this year, Doctor Leos Samhere of Beitbridge hospital received a tip off to the effect that one of the general workers Rachel Muleya was seen in possession of some donated blankets at her house.
    Samhere then tasked Mashiri to file a Police report.ConstableChabuda, Mananga and Soka teamed up and made a follow-up which led to the arrest of Rachel Muleya who was at her rural home in Chikombedzi.

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