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Man who robbed Kirsty Coventry in court

HARARE – One of the armed robbers, who allegedly pounced on swimming icon Kirsty Coventry and her family on her way from the airport robbing them of goods worth more than US$5 000, has appeared in court charged with robbery.

Kirsty Coventry gets a heroes welcome from one of her many winning exploits
Kirsty Coventry gets a heroes welcome from one of her many winning exploits

Malvin Mushonga (35) was not formally charged when he appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Musaiona Shortgame who remanded him in custody to May 8 this year. Prosecutor Mr Crispen Mavengano opposed bail arguing that Mushonga was a flight risk as he was of no fixed abode.

It is the State’s case that on April 27 this year at around 2130hrs, Kirsty was on her way home from Harare International Airport in the company of her family members travelling along Glenara Avenue in Eastlea.

They were stopped by a robot at the intersection of Robert Mugabe Road and Glenara Avenue and Mushonga who was with his other four accomplices who are still at large came to the car and one of them smashed the back window and grabbed the bags.

Coventry wrestled with Mushonga from inside and during the scuffle the athlete sustained a cut in her palm and his other family member jumped out and the four fled with one of the bags.

Tyrone Seward gave chase and managed to apprehend Mushonga with help from other motorists and went with him to a police station.

The stolen bag contained an Apple laptop, I-Phone 4, a jacket, reading glasses, two pairs of shoes, electrical cables and cellphone chargers all valued at US$5 600 and nothing was recovered.

  • hozheri

    5600 dollars anoiziva here ,apple laptop cost 800 and I phone 4 400 dollars zvimatambo and all acc 300 which is less than 2000 dollars why inflate prizes because she is white

    • Black or White is irrelavant, the point is noone should be a victim of crime. You would do with a bit of sympathy dude. Just await the day when you will be a victim of crime.

      • shungu

        taura hako mwana wamai, dinga iro rinofunga along racial lines, rinofunga kuti its ok to steal from anyone as long as they are not black.burari shiti wake

    • Tee

      Iwe apple laptop ye 800 bucks… you are kidding mate. And this has nothing to do with her race.

    • Mkaranga

      What a stupid comment. If you have nothing to say just shut the fuck up, idiot. Why do you seem to condone such barbaric and animalistic behaviour? You and your ilk are tarnishing the image of Zimbabwe and trying to reap where you didn’t sow. The full wrath of the law is needed here to make an example. Race has got naught to do with it, moron.

    • De-Kaffirnated Joe

      Haiwawo because she’s white pfutseki ,you’ve got nothing to say shut up!

    • Diblo Dibala

      Bvisa matuz*i kumh*ta iwe usarotomoke..

    • soko

      dai ndirini ndaitoti 10000 kuti amamae asazviite

    • james

      iwe uri benzi remunhu

    • Shagi

      Ungabvunza kuti anoiziva, iwo malaptop acho varivo vanoagadzira. Iwe ndiwe usina zvaunoziva.

  • chinez

    batai vanhu.pasi nembavha.