A gardener in Harare allegedly stole his employer’s vehicle and got involved in an accident before setting it ablaze in an attempt to conceal the crime.
The accused, 24-year-old Tinashe Kethani, has since appeared before the courts.
Kethani allegedly took advantage of his employer’s absence and stole his boss’s Mercedes Benz to go for a drive with his friends.
The car was involved in an accident and in a bid to conceal the crime, Kethani set the car ablaze.
When he appeared before a Harare court, he was remanded in custody.
Meanwhile, 63-year-old Veronica Chitagu appeared in court facing charges of theft of trust property after allegedly selling a house which was left in her care by a friend who had gone overseas.
It is alleged that Chitagu pocketed US$132 000 after selling the house.
She was remanded out of custody to May 17.
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