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South Africa jails illegal Zimbabwean thief for 6 years

by Mandla Ndlovu
26 May 2022 at 12:55hrs | Views
Reports coming from South Africa confirm that an undocumented Zimbabwean immigrant Petros Vingiran has been sentenced to six years in prison for stealing railway infrastructure belonging to Transnet.

According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regional spokesperson in Gauteng, Lumka Mahanjana, Vingiran was found in October 2021 by security details stealing railway bearings, valued at R132 000 and they alerted police officers who came and effected the arrest.

"Prosecutor Dru Ramsamy, asked the court to impose a prescribed minimum sentence, because of the effects this type of offence has in the community, as money that is supposed to be spent on developing communities, is now spent on replacing the damaged items and tightening security. Vingiran had no regards for the laws of the country over and above being an illegal immigrant." She was quoted saying.

Source - Byo24News/IOL