Zim politician goes AWOL with show car

2012-05-16 21:46

Harare - State prosecutors in Zimbabwe say an opposition politician at a Ford Motor Company car show got into the latest model on display and drove it away. He faces car theft charges in court next month.

Court papers made available on Wednesday say police arrested 38-year-old Aaron Muzungu, an official of a small opposition splinter group, after he clocked up more than 1 300km in the new Ford Ranger. Prosecutors said the politician claimed he was interested in buying the pickup. When he sat in it, the keys were in the ignition.

Police said security at the show was lax and Ford's local agents played live music and held a cocktail party.

Ford brought the first motor vehicle to colonial-era Zimbabwe a century ago.

  • Bob - 2012-05-16 22:04

    They just can't help themselves!

  • Martin - 2012-05-16 22:04

    Let the man pay double

  • Neville - 2012-05-16 22:14

    They took the farms ow it is cars shme

  • Boy Bana - 2012-05-16 22:27

    give him a break guys. we should all test drive cars like this. thn u sure u not buying a lemon

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-05-17 08:18

      Ha, ha, ha! Sure, than seeing this 'expert" done such a thorough test and than buy it Ford can drop the guarantee. O..yes, lemons get sold at the market ;)

  • keith.gough - 2012-05-16 22:56

    The bakkie that takes you anywhere!

  • Jim Jam - 2012-05-16 23:03

    Africa and including SA does not surprise me anymore. Level of logic has left Africa and has gone AWOL! Ha ha

  • jackmoz - 2012-05-17 06:16

    LOL! What??? It's Zimbabwe, the government takes what THEY want!......

  • marius.meyer1 - 2012-05-17 06:20

    Africa, the best comedy show ever!

  • tatsee - 2012-05-17 08:41

    Wish the guys who handle the Nandos adverts also handled the Ford Adverts-I can guarantee you that they would use this episode to their marketing advantage.

  • charles.c.fourie - 2012-05-23 09:49

    Put it this way, with all we've seen happening in zim. a Car being driven off the show room floor and making the news, shows a massive improvement?

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