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Chameleon tracks down Renkini thief

Danisa Masuku
BULAWAYOa��S Renkini bus terminus became a theatre of bizarre scenes last Friday when an elderly man brought business to a halt over his lost money.
A source alleged that Thembelani Dube claimed he lost $2 500 he got after selling his truck.

A tout who witnessed the drama said; The elderly man was carrying a bag and said there was $2 500. He said he just lost it mysteriously.

a�?He quickly got intoA� the bus and thoroughly searched but he found nothing,a��a�� said a source.

It is said Dube reported the loss incident to the police.

A source said Dube later returned and opened his bag and a chameleon quickly came out and moved away. After some minutes a man came begging for help whileA� the chameleon was stuck on his neck.

The tout said upon reaching the elderly man the chameleon fell down and the a�?culprita�? handed $2 500A� to the elderly man.

The alleged thief was taken toA� the police who cautioned and released him.

a�?The old man started demanding his bag from touts and even removed his jacket and sprinkled water all over the place in a desperate bid to recover his lost bag, before he came back with the chameleon,a�? said Nqobani Msipha.

Bus operators were not left out as they gathered to watch the drama unfold. Dumolwenkosi Ndlovu, a bus driver that plies Nkayi route said they were shocked to see a chameleon stuck on a mana��s neck.