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Armed robber who pounced on Kirsty Coventry, jailed

by Staff Reporter
09 May 2013 at 23:35hrs | Views
ONE of the armed robbers, who pounced on swimming icon Kirsty Coventry and her family on their way from the airport robbing them of goods worth more than US$5 000 was yesterday jailed for an effective

one year.

Malvin Mushonga (35) was convicted of robbery by Harare magistrate Mr Musaiona Shortgame. He sentenced him to four years imprisonment of which one year was suspended on condition of good bahaviour.

A further two years were suspended on condition that he restitutes the value of the stolen goods.

Prosecutor Mr Crispen Mavengano proved that on April 27 this year at around 9.30pm, Kirsty was on her way home from Harare International Airport in the company of her family members travelling along Glenara Avenue in Eastlea.

They were stopped at the intersection of Robert Mugabe Road and Glenara Avenue and Mushonga who was with his other four accomplices who are still at large came to the car. One of them smashed the back window and grabbed the bags.

Coventry wrestled with Mushonga from inside and during the scuffle the athlete sustained a cut in her palm and her other family members jumped out while the four fled with one of the bags.

Tyrone Seward gave chase and managed to apprehend Mushonga with help from other motorists and went with him to a police station.

The stolen bag contained an Apple laptop, I-Phone 4, a jacket, reading glasses, two pairs of shoes, electrical cables and cellphone chargers all valued at US$5 600 and nothing was recovered.

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Source - Herald