Zimbabwean soldier part of gang that robbed man of USD5000

MEMORANDUM

SUBJECT: RECOVERY OF MOTOR VEHICLE STOLEN THROUGH ROBBERY (OTHER WEAPONS) AS DEFINED IN SECTION 126 OF THE CRIMINAL (LAW CODIFICATION AND REFORM ACT), CHAPTER 9;23 WHICH OCCURRED AT 103 KM PEG ALONG HARARE -MASVINGO HIGHWAY
This memo serves to put on record circumstances surrounding the above subject matter:

COMPLAINANT WELLING KACHIDZWA
NR 63-1077928-T-45
MALE AGED 43 YEARS
HOUSE NUMBER 1105 MEDIUM DENSITY BEITBRIDGE
EMPLOYMENT DOLIGHT ENGINEERING
CELL 0772438669

ACCUSED Four(4) unknown male accused persons

Circumstances
On 23 October 2022 at about 1830 hours, complainant was on his way to Chivhu driving his Toyota Mark X white in colour registration number AFT 8826. Upon arrival at Boka bus stop, complainant offered lift to four (4) unknown male adults who indicated that they were on their way to Chivhu.
One of the accused was clad in Zimbabwe National Army uniform. The four (4) entered the vehicle with one occupying the front passenger seat whilst the other three (3) occupied the back seat before they started the journey along the Harare-Masvingo road.

Upon reaching the 103 km peg along the Harare- Masvingo road, Featherstone, one of the accused who was occupying the front passenger seat requested to relieve himself. As such, complainant pulled off from the road and parked by the roadside.
Suddenly, accused who was clad in Zimbabwe National Army Uniform threatened the complainant whilst at the same time advising him to switch off the vehicle engine and hand over the vehicle keys, cash and other valuables to him.
The other accused who was at the back seat produced a silver kitchen knife and started pocking the complainant on the stomach several times whilst the other two (2) grabbed him by the neck and pulled him to the back seat.
The complainant tried to resist leading to accused who was clad in Zimbabwe National Army uniform assaulting him with clenched fists and open hands all-over his body several times. Eventually complainant gave in and surrendered cash amounting to US $5000-00, vehicle keys and a Hauwei P40 Light embedded with an econet line number 0772 438 669.
One of the accused took a rope from their satchel and used the silver kitchen knife to cut the rope into two pieces and tied the complainant on both hands and legs.
The accused dragged the complainant from the vehicle and dumped him by the roadside before they made a U-turn and sped off towards Harare along the Harare- Masvingo road.
The accused went away with complainant’s groceries and clothes which were starched in the vehicle boot.
The complainant later managed to untie himself before being assisted by well –wisher who offered him transport to ZRP Beatrice and made a police report.
The complainant was referred to Beatrice Hospital for medication and same is in a stable condition.
The total value of the stolen property amounts to US $17 040-00

New developments
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On the 25th day of October 2022 information was received from Innocent Tapiwa Muraza NR : 77-065296A77 aged 36 of Makoholi research institute Zimuto to the effect that there was a dumped Toyota Mark X vehicle registration number AFT 8826 white in colour about a kilometer away from Harare Masvingo road along Mushagashe-Chirumanzu road.
A team comprising of CID Masvingo and ZRP Masvingo Rural details proceeded to the scene and observed the following ;
. the vehicle was parked at the side of the road along Mushagashe-Chirumanzu road.
. the vehicle was unlocked.
. Searches were conducted and it was established that the battery and car radio had been removed.
. A wallet containing driver’s licence and bank cards belonging to Wellington Kachidza who is the complainant were recovered.
. A camouflage cap was recovered under the front passenger seat.
. Car keys were were also recovered in one of the compartments on the car dashboard. The vehicle was towed to ZRP Masvingo Rural for safe keeping.

Your office will be appraised of any new developments. Beatrice RRB number 5315084 refers.

MEMO NUMBER…………22
DATED 25/10/22
CID MASVINGO