Bishop Breaks Into Congregant’s Home And Steals US$10,800

A bishop from the African Apostolic Church based in Mutare has been accused of breaking into a congregant’s home and stealing US$10,800. Charles Tekeshe, who is 65 years old, recently appeared before Mutare magistrate, Ms Ivy Musavengana. He was charged with unlawful entry into premises and has been remanded to March 27 for trial.

According to the prosecution, Manica Post reports, Tekeshe allegedly broke into Mr Hedsen Mabhutso’s home through a window and stole the money which was stashed under the bed in the bedroom. The incident reportedly occurred on May 18, 2021 in Dangamvura, Mutare, while Mr Mabhutso was away at work with his wife.

“On May 18, 2021 and in Dangamvura, Mutare, Mr Mabhutso locked his children in the house and left for his workplace in the company of his wife. He secured all his property, including the US$10 800 which was stashed under the bed in his bedroom.

“At around 10am, Tekeshe was seen arriving at Mr Mabhutso’s house by the complainant’s eight-year-old son. Tekeshe was holding a blue box in his hands.

“Tekeshe inquired whether the complainant and his wife were present through the window and was told they were away,” said prosecution.

Bishop Breaks Into Congregant's Home And Steals US$10,800
Bishop Breaks Into Congregant’s Home And Steals US$10,800

Tekeshe then allegedly ordered the child to open the kitchen window, which the child did. Tekeshe then entered the house through the window and proceeded to the bedroom, where he allegedly stole the money before leaving through the same window.

After taking the money, Tekeshe reportedly ordered the child to wipe off his feet and fingerprints using a cloth. Mr Mabhutso later returned home and discovered that his money had been stolen. He then filed a report with the police, leading to Tekeshe’s arrest. Nothing was recovered from the accused.

Tekeshe is currently out on bail and awaiting trial.

By Mandisa