Daring Driver Steals Chrome Load, Delivers Empty Truck
12 August 2022
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By A Correspondent- A daring truck driver sold the 30 tonnes of chrome he was supposed to deliver at the Port of Beira in Mozambique before proceeding to the intended destination with an empty truck.

He allegedly converted the proceeds of the sale to his personal use.

This came to light after the 31-year-old truck driver, Agreement Chivandire, appeared before Mutare provincial magistrate, Mr Richard Ramabao recently facing theft of trust property charges.

Chivandire, who was arrested at Forbes Border Post in Mutare, was arraigned before the court together with Terence Simbarashe Zimano (38) who bought the 30 tonnes of chrome, valued at US$30 000.

Both accused persons were granted $40 000 bail and will be back in court next week.

It is the State’s case, led by Mr Chris Munyuku, that on July 7, Chivandire loaded a 30-tonne truck with 30 tonnes of chrome at Afrochine Mine, Selous, in Chegutu.

The load was meant for delivery at the Port of Beira in Mozambique on behalf of Chivandire’s employer.

Chivandire is employed as a truck driver by Romboard Trading in Harare.

Mr Munyuku said three days later, Chivandire left Harare and drove towards Mutare after his export papers had been processed.

It is alleged that along the way, Chivandire connived with Zimano to steal the chrome.

Accordingly, Chivandire sold the chrome to Zimano who then disposed the loot.

Mr Munyuku said on July 23, Chivandire’s employer was informed that he had arrived at the intended destination at the Port of Beira with an empty truck.

The matter was reported at CID Rusape, thereby leading to Chivandire’s arrest at Forbes Border Post.

His accomplice was arrested in Chegutu.

Cellphones which were used by the accused persons to communicate during the commissioning of the offence were recovered.

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