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‘Thieving’ model’s application for discharge flops, to defend self on Thursday

THE application for discharge by reigning second princess for Black opal Face of Zimbabwe, Mercy Kamanura was this week turned down at the close of state’s case.
Kamanura is facing theft charges after she purportedly snitched a trending outfit from Edgars Stores Nkwame Nkurumah branch.
Magistrate Batanai Madzingira said Kamanura should be put to her defence as her application was “devoid of merit.”
Madzingira said the model was not seen putting the jumpsuit in her bag but was found with one unaccounted for garment as such she should explain how it got inside her handbag.
He remanded the trial to Thursday for defence purposes.
The model is denying the charges arguing that the jumpsuit miraculously got inside her hand bag.
She is accusing the shop attendant Hilda Bwenje of having planted the garment inside her bag.
However, according to the state, Kamanura was already a suspect resulting in them setting up a trap.
The court heard that she used to frequent the shop where she allegedly stole the jumpsuit.
Although she had an account there, the staff noticed that clothes would disappear each time she visited the store.
The court also heard that the model then earned a nickname for leaving empty hangers and clothes price tags in fitting rooms.
The brand of the jumpsuit, Kamanura purportedly stole is Free to be you and is exclusive to Edgars.
According to the state, on the day the incident is alleged to have taken place, the model entered the shop when they were about to close.
The court heard that she was the last and only customer in the shop and was allowed in as they treated her as a VIP.
Kamanura took two garments into the fitting room which she handed back to the shop attendant saying they did not fit well on her.
She was, however, caught with another one when she was searched at the exit door.
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