Theft at Marist
Two Dete men appeared at the Hwange magistrates' court on thurs for a spate of thefts commited at Marist Brothers Secondary Sch.
Sydney Sibanda (27) of Chezhou and Percy Mlala(25) of Dingani village appeared before the magistrate ,Mr Fletcher David Butcher, to answer charges of theft and unlawful entry.
The duo was remanded in custody to appear in court tomorrow(28 May).
The court heard that on 5 March during the night the two men proceeded to MBSS.
Upon arrival at the sch,they climbed over a security fence and gained entry into the institution. They proceeded to the school's carpentry workshop and gained access through the window.
They stole 13x500 millimetres of wood glue,52 pieces of sandpaper & 5 litres of thinners and managed to sneak out of the yard unnoticed.
On 29 April during the night, the two proceeded to Nengasha Dam at MBSS and disconnected a 455 horsepower electric motor used to pump water to the sch.
At a date unknown to the prosecutor, but during the period extending from 4 April to 7 May,the duo was at it again,this time proceeded to the same school where they scaled over the security fence and entered Mzilikazi girls'hostel through a window.They stole 29 single mattresses which they later sold to villagers in the Cross Dete area.
The two were arrested following an investigation by the police.
Fifty two pieces of sandpaper,an electric motor and 26 mattresses were recovered.
All the recovered property had a total value of $38,1 million while the unrecovered property is estimated to be worth $1036 000 million.......................................