15 January 2016

Zimbabwe: Three in Court for Robbing Mugabe Dairy of Goods Worth $700

THREE employees, one of them Kenneth Mugabe (40), have appeared in court charged with stealing goods with about $700 from Alpha Omega Dairy.

The company is owned by President Robert Mugabe's family.

Some eleven other employees have also appeared in court charged with stealing from the company.

Those charged in the latest case include Kenneth, a sales representative, truck driver Jacob Musasa (42) and assistant sales representative Abel Mutongerwa (33).

All three appeared before a Harare magistrate on Thursday. They were bailed to February 3.

Mkululi Nyoni, the head of security at Alpha Omega Dairy, is representing the company in the case.

Prosecutors say sometime in December last year, Nyoni received information that the three were stealing and stocks from a company depot in Mazowe.

Court heard that Kenneth Mugabe, Musasa and Mutongerwa would steal the products, sell them and share the proceeds.

Acting on a tip-off, Nyoni and his assistant Oren Hove, went to the company's Harare depot and discovered variances in stock listed in the computer system and the actual stock at hand.

On December 20, the accused trio loaded and dispatched a truck to Harare depot with Mugabe driving.

It is alleged that, on arrival, Nyoni supervised the offloading of the truck and discovered that the truck was loaded with extra goods, leading to the arrest of the trio.


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