From Robber to Romeo: Criminal Casanova Robs Another Group Of Robbers, Uses Money To Pay Lobola For New Wife
A man named Isaac Haruzive (34) appeared in court alongside his accomplices, Panashe Tsuro (22) and Tongai Chirimumimba (27), for using stolen money to pay lobola, or bride price, for his girlfriend.
The state claims that the trio came into possession of a briefcase containing $17,500 after intercepting another group of robbers who had stolen it from the director of Q Bar in Five Avenue.
On January 31st, Kuzivakwashe Ngwasha and his friends stole the briefcase from the director of Q Bar, but they were intercepted by Isaac, Panashe, and Tongai while trying to flee. Kuzivakwashe chose to save his life and fled the scene, leaving behind the briefcase full of cash. The trio opened the briefcase and decided to keep the stolen money for themselves instead of returning it to the director of Q Bar.
Isaac used his share of the loot to purchase building materials to construct a house, which included 48 bags of cement, roofing sheets, door and window frames, among other items. He also bought cattle, furniture, and other household items. The court heard that Isaac unapologetically used some of the stolen money to pay lobola for his girlfriend.
However, the circumstances surrounding the arrest of the trio remain unclear. Harare Magistrate Dennis Mangosi remanded them in custody until their bail hearing, where they were asked not to plead to the charges against them.
The case highlights the moral dilemma faced by some individuals who resort to criminal activities to fulfill their obligations and desires. While traditional practices like lobola hold great cultural significance, the use of stolen money to pay for it goes against the very principles that form the foundation of these practices. It is important for individuals to understand the consequences of their actions and seek alternative and lawful means of fulfilling their obligations and desires.