Three South Africa-based Zimbabweans have been arrested after they were found in possession of explosives stashed in a loaf of bread which they allegedly wanted to use to blow-up safes and steal money at Mupandawana Growth Point.
Rosemary Hamadziripi (35), originally of Mbizo 4 in Kwekwe, Joachim Veremu (34) of Zvishavane and Nicole Isaac (19) of Riverside in Gweru were also found in possession of electrical codes, chisels, bolt cutters and a pair of gloves. They allegedly wanted to use the items to rob two big supermarket chains at the growth point.
The trio has since appeared before Gutu resident magistrate Mr Nyasha Vitorini facing charges of possessing articles for criminal use. Mr Vitorini last Friday remanded them in custody to today.
This was to give the State time to establish the type of explosives carried by the accused. It is alleged that last Thursday, the accused entered Mupandawana Growth Point from an unknown place in South Africa where they stay. They were allegedly in possession of an unknown type of explosives and other items such as bolt cutters, chisels and electrical codes.