Zimbabwean prisoner begs for life in prison
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A Zimbabwean thief begged a magistrate to lock him up
permanently, saying life was better behind bars, state media reported on
Repeat offender Lovemore Manyika,
22, pleaded for life imprisonment in a note during mitigation after he
was convicted for housebreaking.
â€œLife in prison is better than life in the streets,â€ Manyika is reported to have said in his note which was read out by the state prosecutor, according to The Herald newspaper. â€œMay I have life in prison.â€
But the court sentenced Manyika to three years in jail. Prosecutors said Manyika scaled a security wall at a block of flats in July before entering an apartment through a toilet window and stealing various electrical gadgets, two Apple iPhones and $1 800 (1 467 euros) cash.
The magistrate suspended six months of Manyika's sentence on condition that he pays back $1 956, the paper said.
Zimbabwe's prisons have been condemned by rights activists as unfit for human habitation and inmates often suffer from communicable diseases, while food is in short supply