MWENEZI - A 23-year-old Chipinge man was last week arraigned before the Mwenezi Magistrates' Court facing charges of stealing 33 goats from six villagers.
Givemore Jambaya of Chikwanda village under Chief Mutema in Chipinge was not asked to plead but magistrate Honest Musiiwa remanded him in custody pending trial.
The court heard that on January 25, Jambaya teamed up with six accomplices who include Wilfred Mabika, Wisdom Gurudza and four others who are all still at large and stole the goats from the grazing lands.
They loaded the stolen goats into their Mercedes Benz Sprinter and drove towards Harare but the vehicle developed mechanical problems along the way.
As they tried to fix it, members of the community became suspicious and alerted the police that came and arrested Jambaya while the other six fled.
The value of the stolen goats was put at US$1 500.
Willard Chasi prosecuted.local