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Seven nabbed for stealing 21 Donkeys in Botswana

by Desmond Nleya
20 Jul 2022 at 20:53hrs | Views
Police in Plumtree on Monday arrested seven men for stealing 21 donkeys in and around the Zimbabwe-Botswana Border line, has learnt.

According to sources, 17 of the donkeys belonged to Botswana while 04  of them were stolen from the locals in Plumtree.

The accused, Admire Chimhondoro (34), Elliot Sibanda (38), Given Ncube (34),  Wellington Sibanda (28), Labour Ncube and Andrew Moyo (age not given), appeared before Plumtree magistrates courts on Tuesday facing stock theft charges and were remanded in custody.

Acting on a tip off, police  went on a raid in Hingwe area under Chief Madlambudzi recovering the stolen donkeys while apprehending the suspects.

The accused claim to have stolen the donkeys in Botswana, Nkange area in November last year.

The 17 donkeys are yet to be identified by their Botswana owners while the rest have  since been claimed by their owners.

Cases of stock theft are a cause of concern between Zimbabwe and Botswana  with the two head of States having recently met recently in Victoria Falls to find ways of ending the crime

Source - Byo24News