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A Karoi man has been arrested on allegations of stealing $20 000 from a car following an accident in Chikuti area along the Harare-Chirundu Highway that killed Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeramayi’s son, Shungu last week.Shungu (28) was travelling to Chirundu to meet Zambian business associates and had two passengers in the car when the accident occurred.

He was travelling in a Mercedes Benz and side-swiped a haulage truck about 40km before Karoi.Sources close to the investigations said following a report from Karoi that the money Shungu had was stolen, they conducted some investigations leading to the arrest of Nomatter Mind Mandova (26) on Wednesday. Mandova, who is an illegal fuel dealer along the Harare-Chirundu Highway, was found with an undisclosed amount of money.

He was yesterday still in custody and assisting police with investigations. It is believed that Mandova, who resides at house number 114 Mhunga Street in Karoi, went on a spending spree and also gave one of his girlfriends $1 000.

Last week, relatives said they knew Shungu had a huge amount of cash in the car’s dashboard.

More than 50 villagers were at the scene and none of them knew about the money. The truck driver was also questioned and professed ignorance about the cash.

At Shungu’s burial last Wednesday, Dr Sekeramayi said his son was on his way to Chirundu for a business meeting.

Source : The Herald