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A TRUCK driver on his way to the Democratic Republic of Congo dumped a haulage truck at Chirundu Border Post last week after he allegedly removed and sold 13 new tyres. Rhonney Chikosha (24) also allegedly drained and sold 2 200 litres of diesel. He has since appeared before Karoi magistrate Mr Obidience Matare charged with theft.

Chikosha was granted US$50 bail and remanded to May 8.

The court heard that on April 8 this year, Chikosha was assigned on a trip to the DRC by his company, Yaldwyn Transport.

He was driving a M.A.N truck that was fitted with new Michelin size 22 tyres.

Chikosha was allocated 3 000 litres of diesel to refuel escort trucks.

He was also given R10 000 and US$700 for toll fees, among other expenses.

On his arrival in Harare he allegedly proceeded to Willowvale and removed 12 tyres from the trailer and one from the horse.

Chikosha replaced all the tyres with old ones.

He allegedly sold the tyres to Tagutsikana Mukumba of Phills and Parts Transport at US$150 each and was paid US$1 950 which he converted to his own use.

Chikosha allegedly went to No. 954 Macarath Way in Willowvale where he drained 2 200 litres of diesel which he sold for US$1 200.

On arrival at Chirundu Border Post, Chikosha allegedly left the keys in the ignition and disappeared.

He was later arrested in Harare.

As part of his bail condition, Chikosha was ordered to surrender his passport, reside at number 3512, 13th Crescent Glen View and to report once a week at the nearest police station until his matter is finalised.

Source : The Herald