A Zimbabwean man, Sevina Ncube, allegedly stole $2000 from his late best friend’s bank account, after he stole his sim card which was linked to his bank account.
Ncube, 41, is believed to have stolen the late John Phiri’s sim card from his son Nkosiyapha Phiri (26) at the funeral, where he was the master of ceremony, reports iHarare.
The suspect has been charged to court, where the prosecutor revealed that the deceased’s son, Nkosiyapha had used the sim card during the funeral to call some of the relatives informing them about his father’s passing.
“Ncube was the master of ceremony and was always in close proximity to Nkosiyabo throughout the funeral making all necessary arrangements. After the burial, Nkosiyabo realised that the sim card was nowhere to be found and thought he had misplaced it,” he said.
“He did not bother looking for it as he assumed no one needed it. On March 12, he was summoned to the NRZ pension fund offices where he was advised that his late father’s estate owed the institution $68.48 prompting him to disagree since he and his family were still waiting for the funeral grant.”
Ncube was not asked to plead to theft when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Mr Tinashe Tashaya who set the date for trial.