April 10, 2021

US$12 copper cable lands teenager in court

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An 18-year-old man from Goromonzi, a district 32 km southeast of Harare, is facing a possible 10
years in prison for allegedly stealing a copper cable worth US$11.88.

Tinashe Rovhani appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi for allegedly destroying and
removing 9,5 metres of TelOne steel copper wires at a TelOne line at a plot in Goromonzi.

For the state Lancelot Mutsokoti alleged that on the 5th of April at around 15.30 hours, an
informant’s Wi-Fi modem showed that something had gone wrong with the TelOne line.

Mutsokoti said the informant carried out some checks to verify the problem and found Rovhani
cutting a 9.5 meter long steel copper cable belonging to TelOne.

The informant managed to apprehend Rovhani and handed him over to the police.
Rovhani is denying the allegations.

He was remanded in custody to Monday for his bail hearing.

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