Zimbabwean duo denied bail
17 May 2023
Two Zimbabweans accused of theft of motor vehicle parts and other auto assortments worth over P600 000 have been denied bail by the Broadhurst magistrate court.
The duo, Hardy Mandros (29) and Raymond Kanengoni (26) who appeared before magistrate Ms Segomotso Phetogo on Monday. They are accused of having acted jointly and in consent to steal auto parts from Auto Base premises in Mogoditshane between December 25 2022 and January 4 this year.
The stolen goods included among others, seven gearboxes, eight sets of tyres, sensors and coils from 50 different cars, headlamps and compressors among others. The stolen goods totaled P632 000. Kanengoni has pleaded guilty although he said that he had no knowledge of some of the items listed.
“I admit to having taken some of the goods, but some in the list are new to me,” he said. He also pleaded with the court to finalise the matter quickly as they have been making numerous court appearances without any progress.
The two, who face a further count of entering the country illegally, will appear again on May 29 for facts presentation.
Meanwhile in a separate case, Magistrate Phetogo also denied bail to Zimbabwean quartet , Kelvin Takawanda, Cedric Tsikira, Terrence Tawanda and Carrington Chifutuka. They are accused of having stolen an Audi A3 hatchback which belonged to Bestos Motors in Mogoditshane on February 8 this year.
Chifutuka was further charged with entering the country illegally. When arguing for bail, they indicated that they were not flight risks as the police knew their places of abode and have repossessed their identity cards, but Magistrate Phetogo was not convinced. They will appear again on May 29. ENDS
Source : BOPA
Author : Olekantse Sennamose
Location : Gaborone
Event : COURT
Date : 17 May 2023