Father sues 18-year-old
3 November 2016
A CRANBORNE man has dragged his 18-year-old son to court accusing him of stealing his US$50, bedroom keys and a flash disk.
Tapiwanashe Zhungu, 18, appeared before Mbare magistrate Tafadzwa Miti charged with theft.
Victor Zhungu, 60, says although Tapiwanashe is his biological son, he does not trust him.
“I don’t trust him with anything because of his drug addiction although he is my son,” said Victor.
Magistrate Miti asked Victor if it is not Tapiwanashe’s right to have access to his father’s keys and the flash disc since he is his son but he maintained he stole the items from him.
“Your worship, I don’t know the right legal term to use but I maintain that he stole the items from me and the flash disc contains important information,” he said.
In response, Tapiwanashe said he did not take the money but confirmed he took the bedroom keys and the flash disc.
“I took the bedroom keys and the flash disc but the money I did not take,” said Tapiwanashe.
He was asked why he took the items and he responded he knew he was not going to be given if he had asked for them.
“I knew I was not going to be given if I had asked for the keys and the flash disc I went with it to my workplace hoping to come back with it,” he said.
The Court heard that on October 22 around 9 pm, Tapiwanashe stole his father’s bedroom keys he stole US$50 and a flash disc.
He was arrested on October 30 and the bedroom keys were recovered from him.
He was remanded out of custody on free bail and the matter will be heard on November 14.