Landlord fumes in court
14 November 2016
A Glen View landlord last week fumed in court accusing her former tenants of stealing her padlocks which were fitted on the doors when they were vacating her premises.
Rachel Garan’anga dragged Chrispen Kawere and his wife Agnes Muganhu to Mbare magistrates’ court.
“There were seven padlocks fitted on doors when they moved in and when they moved out I was not around, I only noticed that the padlocks were missing when I came back.
“I bought those padlocks in Botswana so they are not cheap quality.
“There is no reason why I should lie against them because I am always at peace with my tenants and I am not related to them, I come from Chihota, they have to explain what they did to my padlocks.” She told the court.
In response, Kawere denied the allegations stating that when they moved in there was no padlock on the door they were going to use so they bought one which they removed when they were moving out.
“When we moved in there was no padlock on the door which we were going to use, we spoke with her requesting that she buys one for us but she took time to respond and for security reasons we bought one for ourselves.
“When we were about to move out we notified her that we were going to remove it since it was ours and she agreed but we were surprised when she came with the police stating that we stole her padlocks,” he said.
The pair pleaded not guilty and was acquitted when they appeared before magistrate Gladys Moyo charged with malicious damage of property.