Six Riozim‘s Renco Gold Mine employees have been arrested by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) in connection with a case of unauthorized entry and theft in which 7 kg of calcine, worth US$120 000 was taken from the mine’s gold room.
According to the ZRP, the incident was caught on camera by the mine’s CCTV, which led to the arrest of six suspects and the current whereabouts of the other three.
The police recovered property worth US$4 960 and ZAR 25000 which had been bought by the suspects using the proceeds of the heist. In a report seen by Pindula News, police said:
Police in Masvingo have arrested a Rio Zim Renco Mine worker, Davison Chivungani (23) and the mine’s five security guards, Lackson Museka (34), Vincent Mazorodze (25), Joyce Maneswa (39), Leonard Mujeri (42) as well as Chiduke Solomon, in connection with a case of unlawful entry and theft in which 7kgs of Calcine valued at US$120 000, were stolen from a gold room at Rio Zim Renco Mine on 08/01/23.
The heist was captured by the mine’s CCTV. The arrest led to the recovery of property worth US$4 960 and ZAR 2500 which had been bought by the suspects using the proceeds of the heist.
The report added that the suspect’s accomplices identified as Sam Sibanda, Ben Wellington and Godfrey Totamu were still on the run.