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Hungry Zvishavane teenager slapped with 5 years prison sentence for stealing a loaf of Bread

An 18-year-old Zvishavane student has been sentenced to five years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread worth $7 from a neighbor’s house.

Teveraishe Munhangu pleaded guilty to the theft charge but he pleaded for a lesser sentence saying he was a first-time offender and he did it because he was hungry.

Passing sentence, magistrate Wochiunga castigated the teenager’s behavior saying thieves should be given stiffer penalties.

“You were expected to be your neighbor’s keeper instead of stealing from her. As a young person, you deserve a stiffer penalty that will deter you from committing other crimes in the future.

However, his sentence was conditionally suspended:

“YOU ARE THEREBY SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON. HOWEVER, THE SENTENCE IS WHOLLY SUSPENDED ON CONDITION THAT YOU DO NOT COMMIT A SIMILAR CRIME IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS,” SAID WOCHIUNGA

In other news – Shocking details surrounding Robert Mugabe burial

Events leading up to the burial of the country’s founding President, Cde Robert Mugabe, at his rural home in Zvimba yesterday – 22 days after his death in Singapore – betrayed former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s insecurities, political ambitions and scheming, sources close to the former First Family told The Sunday Mail yesterday.

Robert Mugabe burial

 

While speculation was rife that inordinate delays and confusing chatter surrounding Cde Mugabe’s final resting place were due to haggling between Government and the Mugabe family, it has since been revealed that heated disagreements within the family, especially between Cde Mugabe’s clansmen and Mrs Mugabe, took centre stage. continue reading

Source: Zimetro

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