- Published on 10 July 2014
- Written by Staff Reporter
Business came to stand still in Jerera on Saturday afternoon when people rushed to catch a glimpse of a naked man.
Onismo Mozongomi (27) of Zvinamano Village under Chief Nhema in Zaka who had snatches away US$40 from a Grade 4 boy removed his clothes upon realising that people had identified him.
The 'mad thief' walked around Jerera Growth Point only wearing a dirty and heavily loaded underwear in a bid to try and pretend as if he had become mentally challenged. However, members of the public would not buy any of it. They reportedly gave him a thorough beating before effecting citizen arrest. After dealing with him, he was then handed over to police to 'do the rest'.
The State led by Douglas Mapolisa alleges that the 27-year-old thief snatched US$40 from a Zaka primary school Grade 4 boy's pockets and took to his heels.
The man pleaded not guilty and magistrate Constance Mutandwa remanded him in custody to 14 July.