A teenager was arrested by the police while trying to steal a lawmaker’s car using the name of a senator.
The 18-year-old boy identified as Kingsolom Mlambo – communicated to the unsuspecting Zimbabwean Member of Parliament, Killer Zivhu’s while pretending to be Senator Hungwe’s son, Vincent.
The teenager was nabbed by officers from CID Vehicle Theft Squad at Montague Shopping Centre after being driven from a city hotel the initial meeting point where the car was supposed to be surrendered.
Deputy Police Spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest.
“Yes we confirm the arrest of a suspected teenager who wanted to use the name of Senator Hungwe to steal a car.”More details will be revealed as investigations are underway.”
Police believe there were more people involved in the deal.
Acting on a tip off the detectives tracked the vehicle, a Volvo SUV driven by Zivhu’s driver to the hotel where the suspect was waiting.
The teenager was picked and led to Montague where the driver said he wanted to drop off.
Upon being confronted the visibly shaken Kingsolom said:
“I am sorry, I just wanted to use the vehicle for an outing with friends and I wanted to be showing off to them that I have a nice car,” he said pleading with the detectives.
He was however taken to Southerton Police Station for further investigations.