A businesswoman was left distraught after her live-in boyfriend nicked her $3 500 in Gweru. Collene Masawu (36), was arrested and hauled before a magistrate. Ms Rudo Mnindwa said her lover who was also her driver stole the money and bought himself a car.

The court heard that on the day in question, Ms Mnindwa received cash amounting to $3 500 from a client and put the money in the dashboard of her car. She was dropped home by Masawu, but forgot to take the money out of the car. Masawu left home with the car and Ms Mnindwa later called him to inform him that she had forgotten the money.

The court heard that Masawu told Ms Mnindwa that there was no cash in the car and instead of coming back home immediately, he brought the car in the dead of the night before he went into hiding. The following day, Masawu bought a vehicle at a car sale in the city. Mnindwa reported the matter to the police.

Masawu was remanded to Monday next week on $50 bail