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Man arrested for stealing phone while owner enjoys beer

by Stephen Jakes
13 Feb 2020 at 13:29hrs | Views
BULAWAYO man from New Lobengula suburb has appeared in court facing charges of stealing a cellphone worth $780 from a colleague who was enjoying beer at Madlodlo Beer Garden in Makokoba.

Jabulani Moyo (28) pleaded not guilty to theft charges when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Tinashe Tashaya.

He was remanded in custody to February 14.

The court was told that February 9, 2020 at Madlodlo Beer Garden in Makokoba, Mandla Mandaba (31) was seated on a bench drinking bear when Moyo snatched his SQ 1000 cell phone which was in Mandaba's jean pocket.

It is alleged that Moyo quickly passed the cell phone to Lovemore who is still at large and ran away with the phone.

Mandaba and his friend Dalubuhle Ndiweni grabbed Moyo and escorted him to Mzilikazi police station.

Moyo advised Mandaba to go to Pick and Pay Hyper Supermarket to recover the cell phone from Lovemore.

Source - Byo24News