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Unrepentant thief jailed

by Staff reporter
08 Mar 2018 at 14:02hrs | Views
AFTER escaping his first full trial with a $50 fine, a man from Mutare has been caged for a combined 36 months after he returned to the dock facing two theft charges.

Tatenda Janike of Mutare, was given custodial sentences of 24 and 18 months, respectively, by magistrate Perseverance Makala, for the two counts, of which 18 months were suspended.

He was being charged with unlawful entry as defined by section 131 (1) as read with section 131 (2)(e) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act chapter 9:23 on both counts.

In the first count, Janike broke into a house on January 9 this year and stole an eight kg gas cylinder, KDF 6500E diesel generator, 32-inch Samsung Plasma TV and a DSTV decoder, all valued at $1 868.

On February 25 this year, he sneaked into Janet Mureza's unlocked bedroom and made off with household goods that included a monarch, bedspread, three pots, a dish, a petticoat, jean short, trousers, a purse and other small items, amounting to $115.

Janike committed the offences in the Zimunya area and everything was recovered.

Brighton Shamhuyarira was prosecuting.

Janike returned to the dock after he had initially gotten away with a $50 fine when he first faced his full trial.

Makala had initially fined Janike $50 and suspended four months on condition of good behaviour for stealing $300 worth of car batteries.

They were all recovered.

Source - dailynews