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7 months jail for thief who stole $6 beer

by Staff Reporter
25 Aug 2017 at 09:27hrs | Views
A 35-YEAR-OLD Gwanda man will spend the next seven months in prison for stealing beer worth $6 from a supermarket in Plumtree.

The man also tried to bribe a security guard at the supermarket who caught him with $3.

Morris Njenje of Jeka Farm in Colleen Bawn was convicted on his own plea of guilty to theft by Plumtree magistrate, Mr Joshua Mawere.

He was sentenced to one month imprisonment for the offence and six months which were suspended in a previous conviction were brought into effect.
Prosecuting, Mr Zorodzai Pengapenga said Njenje stole the beer on August 15.

"On 15 August around 1PM Mr Ndabezinhle Bhebhe was on duty at Greens Supermarket where he works as a security guard. Njenje walked towards the exit door holding six by 340 millilitres of Castle Lite beer.

"Mr Bhebhe asked Njenje to produce a receipt to prove that he had bought the beer but instead he promised to give the security guard $3 if he left him go," said Mr Pengapenga.

He said the security guard apprehended Njenje and led him to the police station.

In another incident, a 27-year-old Plumtree man has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for stealing property worth R6 700 from his neighbour's house.

Greshum Dube broke into Mr Doesnomatter Mlalazi's house while he was away and stole clothes and R6 000.

Dube was convicted on his own plea of guilty to unlawful entry and theft by Plumtree magistrate, Mr Joshua Mawere. He was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment and six months were suspended on condition that he does not commit a similar offence within the next five years.

Four months were further suspended on condition that he restitutes R6 000 to Mr Mlalazi.

Prosecuting, Mr Zorodzai Pengapenga said Dube broke into his neighbour's house sometime in August.

"On a date unknown to the prosecutor but in August Mr Mlalazi left his house locked and went to South Africa. During his absence Dube broke into the house and stole R6 000 a pair of black jean trousers, white shirt, white T -shirt and a pair of grey shoes.

"Upon his return Mr Mlalazi realised that his clothes were missing and he reported the matter to the police. Investigations led to Dube's arrest. The stole property was valued at R6 700 and property worth R700 was recovered," he said.— @DubeMatutu

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