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Chivhu’s Muroyiwa caged 3years for illegal commodity broking


CHIKOMBA—Popular Chivhu woman, Monica Primrose Muroyiwa (33) who made headlines in the past months after she was arrested for commodity broking in stolen goods has been convicted.

Muroyiwa was on Tuesday found guilty by Chivhu Resident Magistrate Sam Chitumwa and sentenced to 3 years. 

She was sentenced to 36 months, but 14 months were suspended for 5 years and 22 months were set aside as well on condition that she performs 770 hours of community service at Chivhu ZRP.

She was facing 11counts of receiving stolen property and knowingly the goods valued at US$1 255.

Property valued at USD 895 was recovered by Chivhu CID.

Monica was represented by Emanuel Samundombe of Samundombe Legal Practitioners.

It was the State case that on the date unknown during the month of March 2023 at Chivhu Location Shops, Monica unlawfully took possession of one black solar inverter from Terrence Gwenha knowing that the property was stolen. In the same month again at M2163 Chivhu Location she unlawfully took possession of a12volts battery from Terrence Gwenha and Givemore Kabvura knowing that the property was stolen.

In April 2023 at House No. 1833 Westhood, Chivhu Monica unlawfully took possession of 24 x 500 ml gear oil, 6 x 500ml Dot 3 brack fluid, one CV Joint and one box of 10 spark plugs, black solar invertor from Terence Gwenha and Givemore Kabvura knowing the property was stolen.

In the same month, she also unlawfully took possession of a stolen back laptop with cracked LCD.

In the same month she unlawfully took possession of 32 inch black plasma Ecco TV from Terrence Gwenha at M2163 Chivhu Location. She also took a white solar battery from Terence Gwena, she also took a 32 inch Hisense plasma TV from Terence Gwena.

She was also found in possession of two 42 inch plasma TVs, two HP Lsptops and Itel P37, black Samsung Laptop, 32 inch Ecco plasma TV with a cracked screen which she allegedly received from Terence Gwena.

Monica’s shenanigans came to light when the two, Terrence Gwena and Givemore Kabvure were arrested by CID detectives and exposed her. The pair has since been handed with prison sentences.

Taonga Masaire prosecuted.

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