Shocking Turn of Events: Social Media Sensation Detective Kedha Faces Car Theft Charges
Tafadzwa Chidawa, popularly known as Detective Kedha on social media, has found himself in the midst of a startling controversy as he faces charges of car theft.
The former police officer, whose fame skyrocketed due to his viral videos capturing daring pursuits of thieves in the bustling streets of Harare CBD, recently made a court appearance to answer allegations of stealing a vehicle valued at US$12,000 from South Africa and illegally bringing it into Zimbabwe.
During the court proceedings, which gripped the nation’s attention, the prosecution presented shocking details of the car theft allegations against Detective Kedha.
According to the prosecution, Chidawa purportedly appropriated a Toyota Hilux double cab from South Africa in December 2022 and illicitly maneuvered its entry into Zimbabwe.
Furthermore, he stands accused of orchestrating the fraudulent registration of the vehicle with the Zimbabwean plate number AGE 6745. Subsequently, the vehicle was allegedly sold to Melody Kufakwemba for $12,000.
The shocking revelation unfolded on January 2 of the following year when detectives intercepted the vehicle while it was being driven by Kufakwemba’s son-in-law.
Upon conducting a verification check on the vehicle’s registration, it was discovered that it had been deceptively registered.
In light of this, the authorities promptly impounded the vehicle and conducted a thorough investigation. Further scrutiny revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from South Africa, as confirmed by INTERPOL’s international stolen vehicle database.
In addition to the car theft charges, Detective Kedha is also facing another serious accusation. The prosecution revealed that on July 4 of the previous year, Chidawa had received a sum of US$8,500 from Kufakwemba for the purpose of purchasing a Nissan Caravan.
Promising to import the vehicle on her behalf, Detective Kedha failed to deliver as agreed. Subsequently, he allegedly persuaded her to provide additional funds to secure a Toyota Hilux, which has now become an integral part of the ongoing investigation.
During the court proceedings, Anesu Chirenje represented the state, presenting a compelling case against Detective Kedha.
The former police officer has been remanded in custody until Friday, when his bail hearing is scheduled to take place. The shocking turn of events has left many of his followers and fans in disbelief, as they grapple with the stark contrast between the heroic figure they admired on social media and the grave charges now leveled against him.
As the nation awaits further developments in this startling case, Detective Kedha’s reputation and future hang in the balance, and the public remains captivated by the unraveling of this unexpected saga.