Robbers buy Prophet two cars
A self-styled prophet was given two cars as a reward after armed robbers pulled off a US$2.7 million heist. The seven suspects involved in the armed robbery seized cash from a transit truck which was transporting ZB Bank’s cash from Harare to Chinhoyi in January 2021. The suspects then used some of the money to purchase two vehicles for the prophet, who claims he had no knowledge that the cars were bought using the proceeds from the heist.
Zimlive reports that John Karembera, the self-proclaimed prophet, testified against the suspects in Harare court, explaining that he was blessed with two vehicles as a way of thanking him for helping a person referred to him by one of the accused. Karembera says he was unaware that the vehicles were purchased using crime proceeds.
“The second accused (Zuze) summoned me and told me that someone had a surprise for me in the form of a car. I drove from Mutare and he directed me to go to a car sale in Mbare,” he said.
“There was a Hino Truck Dutro and a Toyota Dyna Truck both white in colour.
“When I was back in Mutare I received a phone call from the police who told me that they were conducting some investigations.
“I surrendered the cars at Mutare CID. I can’t really remember the exact date, but I collected them around January 2021.
“The police called me after about 3 or 4 days. I don’t know the relationship between the 2nd accused (Zuze) and Moreblessing Mushore who was said to be the one who had purchased the vehicles for me, but I used to pray for her when she was referred to me for prayers.
“When I surrendered the cars, the police told me that they would give me them back after they finished their investigations, but I have not gotten them yet.
“I am waiting for my cars. I believe that I will get them since I came to testify today.”
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Awaiting investigation results
The police have yet to return the cars to the prophet, but he remains hopeful that he will get them back once the investigation is complete. The hearing has been postponed to May 16th, giving the lawyers representing the seven suspects time to inspect the next exhibit.
In a shocking twist, the preacher claims he used to pray for Moreblessing Mushore, the person who was said to have purchased the cars. It remains unclear what the relationship between Mushore and one of the accused, Tendai Zuze, is.