Duo in trouble for cutting firewood on Mugabe’s estate

TWO Harare men landed themselves in trouble after they were caught cutting trees for firewood on President Robert Mugabe’s Buckland Estates in Borrowdale.

Source: Duo in trouble for cutting firewood on Mugabe’s estate – NewsDay Zimbabwe July 20, 2016


Godfrey Dhausi and Fortune Mutevedzi, both 26, appeared before magistrate Vongai Guuriro accused of cutting firewood worth $60.

They were ordered to pay a $100 fine each or face 30 days’ imprisonment for the offence.

They were charged with violating the Forest Act and pleaded not guilty.

The complainant in this case was the State represented by a police officer, Romaldo Zungunde.

According to the State, the incident occurred on June 28 around 5pm when an informant received information that there was a truck in the Estate.

The court heard he proceeded to the scene in the company of a security guard, Kingstone Tom, and located Dhausi and Mutevedzi’s truck.

The two had cut down a tree and were in the process of loading firewood into the truck.

They were then arrested.

Progress Maringamoyo appeared for the State.