A 31-year-old Chitungwiza traditional healer recently appeared in court on allegations of stealing three vehicles from unsuspecting clients. The three cars were valued at $12 600.
Blessing Makuyana was facing three counts – two of theft of motor vehicles and one of theft of trust property – when he appeared before magistrate Mr Tendai Mahwe.
He was remanded in custody and advised to apply for bail at the High Court.
Allegations are that on November 21 last year, the complainant was driving his car from Bindura to Harare and while at Showground Bus Stop in Bindura, he offered transport to Makuyana and three other passengers.
It is alleged that upon arrival, Makuyana saw his clients and promised to perform the cleansing service the following day and as a result, he slept with the complainant at a lodge.
The following day, Makuyana, it is alleged, started his cleansing services and told the complainant that he wanted some items from his car so that he could finish the process.
The court heard that the complainant gave Makuyana his car keys and remained in the room. It is alleged that Makuyana drove away.
It is alleged that Makuyana used the same modus operandi on two other people before stealing their cars. The court heard that Makuyana was arrested while driving one of the cars.