Polygamist, Wives Nabbed For Housebreaking, Property Worth More Than $260k Recovered

A RUSAPE polygamist, who is into housebreaking, has been arrested together with his two wives he had syndicated to commit the crimes.

Police have confirmed the arrest of Bright Makwindi, 33, and his wives Memory Mandingo, 29, of Vengere and Luisa Chikondo, 29, of Raymond Park both suburbs in Rusape for breaking into homes of local residents for over a year, and stealing property.

The wives reportedly served as an advance team to Makwindi. They would pick their targeted house and knock on the door. If people were around, they would ask for water and leave. If there was no one, they would call Makwindi to come and break into the house.

New Zimbabwe reports that Manicaland province deputy police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka said the three suspects will appear in court soon facing charges of unlawful entry and theft.

It is alleged that in March this year, police received many complaints of unlawful entry incidences in and around Rusape suburbs. The cases were being planned by Makwindi with the assistance of his two wives who would sometimes masquerade as home seekers.

Chinyoka said the police later received a tip-off about Makwindi’s suspicious movements in Vengere as he was constantly seen loitering in the high-density suburb carrying a bag.

Police officers reacted swiftly and took Makwindi for questioning. When police searched him, they found housebreaking instruments in his satchel leading to his immediate arrest.‌

After interrogation, the police recovered property worth more than ZWL$267 000, which included plasma TVs, gas tanks, blankets, and laptops. All goods were recovered at Mandingo’s house in Vengere.

Recoveries are still being made and the suspects are still in custody assisting police with investigations.

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