PICS: Cow thieves arrested with sacks of meat at roadblock
POLICE in Goromonzi arrested a syndicate that slaughtered a cow in a village in Murehwa and was transporting the meat for sale in Harare.
The trio’s vehicle was stopped and, upon being searched, six sacks stashed with meat were found.
The suspects have since appeared in court and were sentenced to ten years each in jail.
A statement by the police reads: “Three men were arrested for stock theft in Goromonzi after the vehicle they were travelling in was stopped at a roadblock.
“Police searched the vehicle and discovered some meat which was packed in 6 sacks.”
Police investigations revealed that the accused persons had stolen a cow at Murape Village, Chief Chikwaka, Murewa and slaughtered it in the bush about 300 metres from the complainant’s homestead.
The meat was destined for Harare.
The accused persons appeared in court and were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment each.
Meanwhile, police in Tsholotsho are keen to interview one Thobile Moyo, a male adult of Mude Moyo homestead, Gonzo village, Chief Magama area in Tsholotsho.
He is wanted in connection with a murder case which occurred on 15 May this year.
The suspect in this matter assaulted a 76 year old man with an axe over a firewood dispute. — ZOOMZimbabwe