“Initially we arrested 12 people but now we have five who are in our custody as we continue with our investigations. The other seven were released during the screening process,” said Insp Dzirutwe.
“Our assessment of the break-in is that it was an inside job.”
Insp Dzirutwe said thieves broke the roof of the room where computers were kept, but following police investigations it turned out it was a way of diverting police attention.
He said this was because it was later discovered that the hole was too small for a computer to go through. Insp Dzirutwe could not mention the number of computers that were stolen.
President Mugabe who is also the Commander-In-Chief of the Defence Forces and Head of State and Government has over the years been sourcing computers and donating them to schools in the country in a bid to promote the development of Information Communication Technology.
The President also launched the computer programme with the objective of keeping Zimbabwean pupils abreast with information technology, which has become the medium of learning and conducting business globally.