Friday, 4 August 2017


THE long arm of the law recently caught up with a Harare man who was a fugitive from justice for the past two years.

The fugitive, Obey Matika (24) of Glen View 2, Harare, who has been on the run since December 2015, was finally arrested in Buhera where he was hiding. Obey has since appeared in court, while his accomplices, Oscar Matika and Liberty Mlandeni are still on the run.

Obey appeared before Mutare magistrate, Mr Innocent Bepura, being charged with theft of a motor vehicle as defined in Section 113 (1) (a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, Chapter 9:23.

Prosecuting, Mr Matthew Chimutunga, said on December 24, 2015, the three went to House Number 7680, Westlea in Mutare, Matika in the company of his brother, Oscar Matika and Liberty Mlandeni, around midnight where they opened a window and fished a pair of jeans trousers which had $300 cash and motor vehicle keys.

They allegedly proceeded to steal a Toyota Runx vehicle, Registration Number ADW 5888, while the owner was fast asleep.

“On December 30, 2015, at around 9am and at Bond Shops, Mount Pleasant, Harare, one Sabelo Mlandeni was arrested at a roadblock while driving the stolen motor vehicle with no registration plates,” said Mr Chimutunga. manica post


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