Own Correspondent|A security guard employed by Securico Security Company at the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Companies (ZCDC) Chiadzwa diamond fields has been arrested for stealing five pieces of the precious stone.
Tanaka Chinefu (23) pleaded guilty to the charges when he appeared before Mutare magistrate Tendai Mahwe when he appeared in court on Tuesday.
He was remanded in custody to the 26th of April for sentencing.
According to the state, on April 10 2019 at around 6am, Chinefu was on duty deployed at a XRT a machine used in processing and picking of diamonds. The duty of the accused person was to secure the diamonds and to guard other employees from stealing.
While on duty, Chinefu saw five pieces of diamonds on the ground, picked them and hid them in his trousers pockets. He was arrested by an informant Nobuhle Ncube who was on duty monitoring the Closed Circuit Television leading to his subsequent arrested.
The stolen diamonds were recovered.
The arrest comes barely a week after four robbers wearing complete Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) uniforms looted huge amounts of diamonds from the fields in what appeared to have been a well coordinated move.
The ZCDC diamonds fields in Chiadzwa are generally very porous with incidents of diamonds being stolen very rampant.