FIVE men allegedly pounced on a cyclist at Old Nic Mine Road last Friday evening, before assaulting him and stealing all his belongings.
Report by Khulani Nkabinde
This came to light at the appearance of Richard Ndlovu (36) of Robert Sinyoka and his alleged accomplice Dumisani Ndlovu (30), also of Robert Sinyoka, before Bulawayo magistrate Chrispen Mberewere. The two are facing robbery charges as defined under Section 126 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23.
The other three of their alleged accomplices are still at large.
Prosecutor Jerry Mutsindikwa told the court that the two accused persons and their accomplices met the complainant John Mundenge on Old Nic Mine Road.
“One of the accused persons grabbed the complainant from behind by the neck and he fell to the ground,” the State alleged.
“The accused persons kicked him while he was still on the ground. They then robbed him of his bag containing a digital camera, photo printer, two cellphones, cash and other valuables before disappearing into the darkness.”
Mutsindikwa said Richard was, however, arrested near the scene by members of the Apostolic Faith Church and security guards from Old Nic Mine. Nothing was recovered from him and he was then taken to Kumalo Police Base in the area.
“Efforts were made to locate the alleged robbers, but only Dumisani was accounted for. Nothing was recovered from him,” the State continued.
Mutsindikwa said the total value of goods stolen from Mundenge was $541. The two were remanded in custody to June 27 for trial.