GMB employees arrested over Presidential inputs theft

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Police have arrested two Grain Marketing Board (GMB) employees from Hwange for allegedly stealing Presidential Inputs worth US$7 000.

Philani Ndlovu (47) who was the GMB Hwange depot acting handling supervisor and Calvin Kuedzisa (22) a loader were arrested while an accomplice, Tafara Kudengeya (age not given) who was the depot clerk is still at large.

The trio reportedly stole 190 by 50kgs fertilizers that were destined for Simangani in Hwange for the Intwasa/Pfumvudza programme.

In a tweet, police said only fertilizer worth US$631 was recovered.

"ZRP confirms the arrest of three GMB employees in connection with a case of theft of 190 by 50kg fertilisers meant for the Intwasa Presidential Input Scheme, which occurred on January 26 in Hwange,” said the police.

Kuedzisa was dropped in the industrial area before the truck proceeded along the Victoria Falls Highway. Police allege that the truck turned towards the Empumalanga suburb, and the driver drove to a certain house where the suspects offloaded the bags of ammonium nitrate fertilizer.

Some alert security agents observed what was happening and, through investigations, established that the inputs had been stolen. The matter was reported to the police leading to the arrest of the duo, and Kudengeya is on

the run.