ZIMBABWE – Harare lawyer lost his two cellphones, a digital camera, play station and a laptop all worth US$2 100 to his mother’s maid, a court heard.
Lawyer Gwinyai Mharapara lost the items to his mother’s maid, Kudzai Chibanda, 32.
Kudzai denied the charges when she appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa.
“I don’t know anything about it. I deny the charges,” said Kudzai.
It said that Kudzai was employed by Mharapara’s mother at No. 16 Sandton Road Santosa in Mabelreign when she stole two Samsung phones, digital camera, laptop and a play station.
Reports are that then gave them to her neighbour for safe keeping.
It is also said that on November 12 Kudzai’s neighbour approached Kudzai employer and told her that he was given two cell phones for safekeeping.
Lawyer Mharapara’s mother reportedly advised the neighbour that he was supposed contact her son since he was the owner of the said items.
Upon hearing of the said theft, Mharapara is said to have hauled Kudzai to the police.
The 32-year-old maid was arrested and taken to court where she was charged with theft.
Magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa remanded her out of custody to January 7 for trial on US$100 bail.