Zimbabwean man in court after bus 'stolen'

27 January 2020 - 12:12 By Busang Senne
A man from Bulawayo appeared in court after allegedly stealing a bus. File photo.
A man from Bulawayo appeared in court after allegedly stealing a bus. File photo.
Image: 123RF/Juan Antonio Barros Moreno

A man in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, appeared in court after allegedly falsely saying he bought a bus worth more than US$31,000 (over R450,000), Chronicle reports.

Bongani Dube allegedly stole the bus from a garage in Thorngrove. The bus was being kept at a garage after the owner, Kaiser Dliwayo-Saungweme, was involved in an accident.

Dliwayo-Saungweme left the bus in the care of the garage's owner, Jobert Maplanka, and returned to Botswana.

Dube allegedly told Maplanka that he had purchased the bus from Dliwayo-Saungweme between December 2015 and March 2019.

According to prosecutor Denmark Chihombe, Dube was said to have finalised payment to the complainant and showed Maplanka a log of alleged phone calls between himself and Dliwayo-Saungweme.

Dube is in custody.


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