Employee enters minister’s house using duplicate keys, steals property worth $4.5 million


THE Deputy Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Fisheries, Davies Marapira, lost property worth $4.5 million to an employee, a Harare court heard over the weekend.

The employee, Nyasha Matonhodze, appeared before magistrate Dennis Mangosi.

It is alleged that on October 21, Marapira secured his property and left for Masvingo.

He left the keys with Matonhodze as he wanted him to open the house to prospective buyers, as it was on sale.

It is the State’s case that last Wednesday, Marapira returned home and found out that his laptop, wrist watch, perfumes and an 18-year-old whiskey were missing. He noticed that there was no sign of forced entry and that a duplicate key had been used to open the house. He filed a police report.

The property stolen is valued at $4 559 750.

— HMetro

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