Ex-Croco Motors employee nabbed

Zvikomborero Parafini, Court Reporter

A FORMER Croco Motors employee was on Tuesday hauled to court charged with theft of trust property after he reportedly stole motor spare parts.

Joseph Matinyarare was not asked to when he appeared before HarareMagistrate Richard Mangosi.



He was released on $10 000 bail and ordered to report every Friday at his nearest police station.


The complainant is Croco Motors represented by Hatson Chimutashu, the dealer principal at Croco Motors Graniteside.


Allegations are that from April 4 to August 27 last year, Matinyarare hatched a plan to steal spare parts from his employer and pursuant to his plan, he acquired several motor vehicle parts.

Matinyarare reportedly used manual goods out forms from the Group Parts Procurement Warehouse to his branch workshop parts shop.


He is said to have diverted the motor parts which he collected from the Group Parts Procurement branch to his own use.


Chimutashu became suspicious after the Group Parts Procurement branch, the supplier to complainant, demanded payment for the spare parts.



An audit was carried out to establish the whereabouts of the spare parts in question and they were not found.


Matinyarare failed to account for the spare parts, leading to his arrest.


The total value of stolen goods is $306 851.