Breaking News

West Nich trio sentenced to five years in prison

by Staff Reporter
16 February 2013 | 170 Views
THREE men from West Nicholson in Gwanda District were yesterday sentenced to five years in prison for robbing three teachers of $3 200 as well as some groceries. Vusumuzi Mpofu (42), Honest Mangena (30) and Kwanele Mathuthu (22) pleaded not guilty to robbery but were convicted by Gwanda magistrate Ms Sheila Nazombe.




They each had one year of their sentences suspended on condition that they paid restitution to the teachers  on or before 29 April this year.

On 12 December last year at about 11am, Mr Nkosilathi Moyo, of 15408 Nkulumane in Bulawayo, a primary school teacher based at Holy Cross Education Centre, Umtata District in Eastern Cape, South Africa, Mrs Charity Moyo, of the same  address, who is a teacher at Mgoqo Primary School in Nkulumane, Bulawayo and Mrs Mabel Pfumaindisu, of Number 5 Mannikan Close, Northway in Bulawayo, a teacher at Fair and Sand Primary School in South Africa, were coming from South Africa heading for Bulawayo.

Mr Moyo was driving the vehicle in which the three complainants were travelling in together with Mrs Pfumaindisu's two children.

When they reached the 182km-peg along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge Road, their vehicle developed a mechanical fault forcing them to stop besides the road to check on the problem.

While still checking on the problem, the three robbers emerged from a nearby bush in the company of four others, who are still at large. The seven robbers were armed with logs, iron bars and a machete.

One of the robbers struck Mr Moyo on the left arm with a machete and force-marched the three complainants into the bush where the robbers demanded cash while assaulting the complainants with stones and logs.

The robbers divided themselves into two groups and one group went back to the vehicle where they ransacked everything in the vehicle and all the robbers disappeared into the bush.

The matter was reported to the police at West Nicholson and a team of police officers attended to the scene and tracked the footprints of the robbers. About 500 metres from the scene, police recovered various clothing items which were part of the stolen property. While they were still looking at the stolen property, one of the robbers, Mpofu, emerged from the bush carrying a bag with an empty sack heading towards the spot where the stolen property was hidden.

Police arrested Mpofu after he failed to account for his journey leading to the arrest of two other robbers, Mangena and Mathuthu.

Mr Mncedisi Dube prosecuted.

prison

Source: TC

Comments

News Updates via Email

Email:

News Updates via WhatsApp

Latest News

Man dies, goes to hell, comes back to life, what he saw - This man go...

by Staff Reporter | 12 February 2016 | 3494 Views

Planned deadly assaults on Mugabe's family revealed - The First Lady, ...

by Staff reporter | 12 February 2016 | 3506 Views

Man murders teen lover, drinks her blood

by Staff Reporter | 12 February 2016 | 2519 Views

Zimbabwe has no government - Zimbabwe has no government12 February 201...

by Moses Manyengavana - PDP Youth Assembly President | 12 February 2016 | 1667 Views

Boy (8) shoots dead friend (7)

by Blessing Rwizi and Mercy Ngwebvu | 12 February 2016 | 1605 Views

Opposition must not be fooled by ZANU PF 'squabbles' - "My generation ...

by Moses Chamboko | 12 February 2016 | 933 Views

Zim opposition fiddling whilst country burns - what else, they are fid...

by Patrick Guramatunhu | 12 February 2016 | 394 Views

Salesman steals $3 000 from employer - A MUTARE salesman was last week...

by Tendai Gukutikwa | 12 February 2016 | 740 Views

Spirits haunt man in court - A MARANGE family that is being tormented ...

by Tendai Gukutikwa | 12 February 2016 | 901 Views

Controversy haunts dead dealer - EVEN in his death, the late controver...

by Liberty Dube | 12 February 2016 | 826 Views

'Am not a harlot' - Grace Mugabe

by Thobekile Zhou | 12 February 2016 | 2198 Views

Maize dealers secure foreign markets

by Samuel Kadungure | 12 February 2016 | 510 Views

Mamelodi Sundown's invade Bulawayo

by Thobekile Zhou | 12 February 2016 | 2667 Views

Thieves shot man during operation - A 62-year-old bar owner from Lents...

by Staff Reporter | 12 February 2016 | 1090 Views

TB Joshua chosen to represent Nigeria at international conference

by Ihechukwu Njoku | 12 February 2016 | 1409 Views

No pay for doom Sayers - The much awaited explosive ZANU PF, politburo...

by Caitlin Kamba | 12 February 2016 | 1415 Views

America Sino-Soviet relations and its implication to African foreign p...

by Andrew M Manyevere | 12 February 2016 | 488 Views

Welshman Ncube's dictatorship exposed

by Sibusiso Ndlamini | 12 February 2016 | 1468 Views

Gukurahundi issue: Mujuru seeking political relevance

by Mukachana Hanyani | 12 February 2016 | 2050 Views

Sangoma threatenens squarter with ancestrail spirit attack

by Staff Reporter | 12 February 2016 | 1090 Views

Man hangs self over girlfriend - MULALO Netshunzhi (23) decided to end...

by Staff Reporter | 12 February 2016 | 2209 Views

Sick old man says sugar mama abuses his private part - VALENTINE’S D...

by Staff Reporter | 12 February 2016 | 2849 Views

Mugabe mulls cabinet reshuffle - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is considerin...

by Staff reporter | 12 February 2016 | 3553 Views

Mugabe juggles Zanu-PF succession wars - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on We...

by Staff reporter | 12 February 2016 | 1551 Views

MDC lashes Mugabe over Tsvangirai 'insults' - The MDC has condemned Pr...

by Staff reporter | 12 February 2016 | 1269 Views

Cartoon an 'insult to women, Ndebele people'

by Khanyile Mlotshwa | 12 February 2016 | 2361 Views

Grace Mugabe sympathizers under siege - The Zanu-PF faction linked to ...

by Staff reporter | 12 February 2016 | 1568 Views

Mnangagwa demands Mahoka apology

by Staff reporter | 12 February 2016 | 2725 Views

Grace Mugabe resume rallies amid tension - FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe tod...

by Staff reporter | 12 February 2016 | 1237 Views

Entertainment

Ringo to perform at uMlazi Durban on Valentines day

by Staff Reporter | 12 February 2016 | 435 Views

Cont Mhlanga retires as wife takes over

by Bongani Ndlovu | 11 February 2016 | 3327 Views

Trevor Dongo's marriage collapses after 7 months

by Staff Reporter | 09 February 2016 | 7078 Views

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - Business Advice for Aspiring Musicians

by DJ-Sticha | 08 February 2016 | 1592 Views

Double-decker bus blown up in London for 'The Foreigner'

by Staff Reporter | 07 February 2016 | 4793 Views

Every 12 hours a new artist is born into Zim's heavily contested gospel music industry

by Maxwell Teedzai Entertainment in Harare | 07 February 2016 | 2117 Views

Dog eat dog @ #NAMA2016 - THE sturdy list of nominees for the 15th edi...

by Prince Mushawevato | 07 February 2016 | 1454 Views