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Harare -Masvingo Highway distracter nabbed.

Police have arrested Artwell Makahwa a 32 year old man on charges of stealing tar that was meant for the Harare -Masvingo Highway dualization.

It is alleged that between March 4 and 6 this year ,the Transport and Infrastructural Development Ministry received 250 by 200 litre drums of tar in Chivhu, which the accused teamed up with his accomplice ,who is still at large and stole 115 drums and hid them in Bulawayo.

National Police Spokesperson ,Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the accused was apprehended following a tip off.

” Acting on a tip-off which was received recently ,police in Chivhu proceeded to Bulawayo ,where they arrested the accused and recovered tar valued at $24 521.71 .Total value of tar that was stolen is $94 000.” Nyathi said

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