Georgina Takavadini, Court Reporter
A BEITBRIDGE man has been hauled before the courts after he stole a motor vehicle when he had convinced the complainant to go to South Africa to buy new wheels.
Fair Gumbo appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa who ordered him to surrender his passport and come back to court on March 10.
The State was alleging that in September last year, the complainant was approached by Gumbo at his place of residence telling him that there was a motor vehicle that was being sold in South Africa.
After that, the complainant showed interest and advised Gumbo that he was going to South Africa to buy the motor vehicle.
Soon after chatting with Gumbo, the complainant told Gumbo to accompany him to Mbudzi round about so that he would make his way to South Africa before the motor vehicle is bought.
Gumbo was left with an Isuzu double cab motor vehicle to go with it to the complainant’s house since they had used it as transport but he decided to keep it as he had intentions to sell it after the departure of the complainant.
When the complainant came back, he could not locate Gumbo and he began to suspect that his motor vehicle had been sold.
The complainant then reported the matter to Southlea Park police leading to the arrest of Gumbo.
After his arrest, Gumbo was asked on where he had put the motor vehicle but he confessed that he had sold it.
As a result, the complainant lost his US40 000 motor vehicle and nothing was recovered.