ZIMBABWE – A thief in Chitungwiza was yesterday sentenced to four months in prison after he was arrested while attempting to sell army uniforms and clothes he had stolen in the same location.
Modern Ngorima (37) of Zanuyotonga Zengeza 5 had stolen clothes and army uniforms worth $100 belonging to a female member of the army, Dhialiso Ncube (32) of the same location on January 21.
This was after Ncube removed her wet clothes from the washing line and locked them in the toilet.
The court heard that she went to bed and during the night Ngorima came and fished the clothes, including the uniforms.
When Ncube woke up the following day, she was surprised to see her clothes and uniforms stolen.
However, Ngorima was apprehended three days later by Joel Sithole from the same area after he attempted to sell the stolen clothes, including the uniforms.
Sithole alerted his neighbours concerning the clothes leading to Ncube identifying them.
This led to Ngorima’s arrest.
Appearing before Chitungwiza magistrate Ms Blessing Murwisi, Ngorima pleaded guilty to unlawful entry in aggravated circumstances charges.
He was handed a one year prison term with eight months suspended for five years.
Mr Edmond Ndambakuwa prosecuted.