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The judgment of the three domestic workers from Belvedere, Harare, accused of splashing $700 000 they allegedly stole from their employer on cars and houses anticipated since February was yesterday postponed for the third time. Euna Tsekwete (32) of Shamva, Rebecca Kawe (28) of Zengeza 4 and Sheila Nyandoro (30) of Unit K in Chitungwiza, who have been in custody since October 2012, pleaded not guilty to theft charges.

A Harare magistrate yesterday postponed judgment to May 2, citing that although he has completed writing the judgment, he has not yet proofread it.

The judgment was initially set for March 28 this year before Mr Kuwanda postponed it to April 23 indicating that he was not yet through.

On April 23, Mr Kuwanda postponed the judgment again citing that he was not done penning it down and wanted to make sure that he does not make any mistakes because the matter involves a lot of issues.

In their defence, the trio maintained their innocence. They told the court that they are cross-border traders and that the money they splashed on cars and houses was obtained by their husbands at Chiadzwa.

The complainant in the matter is Mr Jamil Farogh, who on the day the money allegedly went missing, had travelled to Gweru.

Mr Reza alleged that Kawe stumbled upon cash amounting to $700 000, which Mr Farogh had left in one of the drawers in the kitchen. She allegedly approached Tsekwete and Nyandoro and informed them about the money before they connived to steal it.

At the time of their arrest Tsekwete had allegedly bought two houses in Shamva, a Mazda 323 and had $8 500 cash.

Kawe allegedly bought a residential property in Chitungwiza and a Mitsubishi Canter lorry and used up the remainder while Nyandoro bought a house in Unit K, Chitungwiza and a Honda CRV.

Mr Reza alleged that the three bought the properties using third parties to avoid detection.

Source : The Herald