Freed through amnesty, armed robber back in court on 4 counts of robbery totalling US$10 000


A man recently released from prison through a Presidential Amnesty program has found himself back in trouble with the law. Privillege Mapfumo, age 32, has been charged with 4 counts of robbery and unlawful entry totaling $10,000.

Mapfumo’s recent troubles began when he was drunk and banging on the door of a woman named Virginia Makusha. Makusha called the police to deal with Mapfumo’s disruptive behavior. When police officers arrived and searched Mapfumo, they discovered a fake Zimbabwe National Army identification card.

Further investigations revealed that Mapfumo had recently been released from prison through the Presidential Amnesty related to an earlier robbery charge. The police also found that Mapfumo was suspected in other robbery and unlawful entry cases being investigated by the CID Homicide and ZRP Mabvuku police departments.

In these cases, Mapfumo is accused of stealing cellphones worth more than $6,000, 59 liters of petrol, threatening a complainant with an unidentified pistol while demanding $4,000, and stealing clothes from a shop.

Mapfumo appeared in court before a magistrate who remanded him in custody until his next hearing on July 13.

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